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A Total Eclipse of the Full Harvest Supermoon on September, 27 at 7:52 PM Pacific Time

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by Joe Rao | Monday, September 14th, 2015 | From: Astronomy

On Sunday night, September 27th, for the fourth time in the last 17 months, the Moon will once again become completely immersed in the Earth’s shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse.

As is the case with all lunar eclipses, the region of visibility will encompass more than half of our planet. Nearly a billion people in the Western Hemisphere, nearly a billion and a half for much of Europe and Africa, and perhaps another half billion in Western Asia, will be able to watch as the full Harvest Moon becomes a shadow of its former self and morphs into a glowing coppery ball.

It will also be the biggest full Moon of 2015, since on the very same day, the Moon will also be at perigee — its closest point to the Earth at 221,753 miles (356,877 km) — making it a so-called “supermoon.” Continue reading

The moon will be full Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Just the Full Moon
Just the Full Moon

The moon will be 100% full Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4:18 A.M. Las Vegas time.

From Western Washington University:
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”

Back East

Abenaki Children
Abenaki Children

Abenaki – Northeast, Maine
In the Abenaki language, the name for the September moon is “skamonkas” or “corn maker moon.”

Out West

Pueblo Girl
Pueblo Girl

Pueblo – Southwest, New Mexico

The Pueblo people refer to the September moon as the “moon when the corn is taken in.” No name is given for the September moon in the Pueblo language.

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