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Last nights Harvest Moon

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Here are a few pics of last nights full moon, the clouds cleared and it was very bright as it rose in the eastern sky…

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Love your pics.fly me to the moon:0)

20 Sep, 2013

 

It was bright when I went to bed, looked out at 3am and you could have read a book it was so bright!
Lovely photos

20 Sep, 2013

 

I noticed the moon too (who could miss it?) but why is it called 'Harvest moon?
Super pictures.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Looks very eerie with all the tree branches silouhetted, but beautiful.Waddy... If my memory serves me , it's called Harvest Moon because it is so bright, the farmers could gather their crops by night, and after all it is Harvest Festival time.Might be wrong, but thats what I was told as a a child.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures Holly;0)

20 Sep, 2013

 

The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. In the days before tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night.

20 Sep, 2013

 

during the war they were also known as bomber's moons. My uncle was a navigator in a bomber. Sadly he didn't make it back from Norway.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for letting me know folks...sorry about your uncle SBG, that's so sad :(

20 Sep, 2013

 

long before I was born but he was missed by the family. a gentle soul. tragedy of war I guess.

20 Sep, 2013

 

I love to see a full moon ... especially when it shines on the sea :o)

20 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely pictures Holly it was a really bright cloudless night :o)

20 Sep, 2013

 

Yes, a really bright moonlight night it was.When I went for my walk with Paddy last night it was glowing.Which meant we could clearly see the police helicopter hovering above us as, it seems some loony was running amok woth a gun just down the road!! Ot what we're used to here!

20 Sep, 2013

 

great pictures:)))

21 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks for all your comments. It was lovely to see.
Its the last full moon before the Autumn Equinox...

21 Sep, 2013

 

Hope they caught the gunman paul, I hate it when the police helicopter is hovering round at night, you never know whats out there...

21 Sep, 2013

 

The moon has been so bright this week I have got up to check if all the lights in the house had been switched off, Lol! (It isn't unusual to find a youngster has left the kitchen light on after a late night fridge-raid or fallen asleep before switching their bedroom light off).

21 Sep, 2013

 

I know what you mean xela mine used to do the same... :)))

22 Sep, 2013

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