The Monroe Institute

Autumnal Equinox Harvest Moon Over Zsámbék, Hungary

September 25, 2010



Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere! That delicious season of brilliant foliage and bright air; days as sweet and crisp as the apples ripening on the trees. September 23rd was the autumnal equinox. No one heralded it better than the Astronomy Picture of the Day folks, who posted the moving and evocative photo below.

Astronomy Picture of the Day, sponsored by NASA, posts a different image each day — from the vastness of deep space to our ever-more-familiar solar system siblings, to powerful climatic and atmospheric phenomena here on Earth. Astronomers annotate each image with brief well-written explanations.

Works great as a home page! From the site:

Equinox and the Harvest Moon Image Credit & Copyright: Tamás Ábrahám

Explanation: Did you enjoy the moonlight last night? The Full Moon closest to autumnal equinox and the beginning of Fall is traditionally known as the Harvest Moon, rising opposite the Sun and illuminating fields at harvest time after sunset. This year's northern hemisphere autumnal equinox occurred yesterday, September 23rd, at 03:09 Universal Time. The Moon was at its full phase a mere 6 hours later -- exceptionally close for a Harvest Moon! Of course, the Moon still shines brightly through the night in surrounding days. In this picture from September 22nd, the lunar orb dominates the sky above a ruined church in Zsámbék, Hungary. Shining nearby, the brightest star is actually Jupiter, also opposite the Sun, seen here through thin clouds just left of the church wall.



Comments











  •         

    » Return to the front page of The Hub

    LATEST ARTICLES

    How to Think Your Way Healthy - The Power of the Placebo
    Scientists Scanned a Woman’s Brain During an OBE — What They Found Was Amazing
    Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the “Multiverse”
    10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World
    The Speed of Light: Science Fact or Belief?
    Meet the Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds
    Mind Over Matter: Princeton & Russian Scientist Reveal The Secrets of Human Aura & Intentions
    Got Psi? The Boundary Institute will give you immediate feedback.

    CATEGORIES

    Alternative
    Art
    Audio
    Binaural Beats
    Books
    Brain Function
    Computers
    Consciousness and Technology
    Consciousness and the Environment
    Dolphin Energy Club
    Education
    Games
    Gateway Voyage
    Health
    Health Applications
    Hemi-Sync
    Human Consciousness
    Images
    In the News
    Leading Edge Thought
    Memory
    Music
    Neuroscience
    OBE
    Remote Viewing
    Robert Monroe
    Science
    TMI News
    Video

    ARCHIVES

    April 2014
    March 2014
    February 2014
    January 2014
    December 2013
    November 2013
    October 2013
    September 2013
    August 2013
    July 2013
    June 2013
    May 2013
    April 2013
    March 2013
    February 2013
    January 2013
    December 2012
    November 2012
    October 2012
    September 2012
    August 2012
    July 2012
    June 2012
    May 2012
    April 2012
    March 2012
    February 2012
    January 2012
    December 2011
    November 2011
    October 2011
    September 2011
    August 2011
    July 2011
    June 2011
    May 2011
    April 2011
    March 2011
    February 2011
    January 2011
    December 2010
    November 2010
    October 2010
    September 2010
    August 2010
    July 2010