Harvest Moon 2022: 10 incredible views of this weekend's lunar event

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Autumn is nigh.

This weekend, the glowing Harvest Moon rose in the sky — a sure sign of the changing seasons.

On the evening of September 10, the Moon reached peak fullness.

But around the world, the entire weekend provided a clear view, as the Moon appeared full on September 9 and 11 as well.

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The Harvest Moon is the name given to the full Moon closest to the autumn equinox, which happens later this month.

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Its appearance in the sky this weekend also marked the start of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday celebrated in much of East Asia.

If you missed the stunning lunar show, don’t fret — photographers around the world captured the Harvest Moon in all its glory.


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Here are 10 stunning views of the full moon from this weekend:

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10. The full Moon glows over the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on September 10.

9. This serene view was captured in Marseille, France, on September 11.

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8. In the wee hours of the morning on September 10, the Moon set behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

7. To the right of the Moon is the top of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., captured on September 9.

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6. Harvest Moon, indeed: Here, it rises over wheat fields in Toledo, Spain on September 9.

5. The Moon glows in between a dragon’s teeth at a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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4. In Zhoushan City, China, the Moon was seen rising over the Island Bridge on September 9.

3. In Kansas City, Missouri, NASCAR drivers whipped around a track as the Moon rose on September 9.

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2. Spires of a church in Unlingen, Germany are illuminated in front of the full Moon on September 9.

1. From an observation deck in Tokyo, Japan, the Moon appeared giant on September 10.


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