‘Super Harvest Moon’ Can be Observed at Sunset Tonight

The full moon will hit the highest point Wednesday night (September 22, 2010) until Thursday morning, creating for an extremely bright “super harvest moon.”  And as an additional benefit, Jupiter will become visible right next to the moon.

According to Dr. Tony Philips of NASA, you will observe the “moon illusion” at work.  It will appear strangely big — a visual delusion that moves toward concerning when the moon sits lesser than normal in the sky.

The equinox will arrive tonight at 11:09.  The full moon will also show up on Wednesday night, and Thursday morning, proving the bright “super harvest moon”.  Jupiter will also come right next to moon.

Super Harvest Moon

In about two decades for the first time the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn is starting on the hours of darkness of a full Moon. As the sun puts (7:17 p.m.), carrying summer to a close, the full Moon will go up (6:43 p.m.), signing the start of fall. The two basis of light will combine jointly and must make a type of 360-degree, summer-autumn dusk shine that is merely observed on uncommon events.

Take a couple of binoculars and head outer prior to sundown, and you will observe a brilliant glow in the sky.  Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, will be the contiguous to the earth in 47 years this week, and will control the dark sight. It will carry on to be a brilliant glow in the sky for some additional weeks.

Dr. Don Olive, associate professor at Gardner-Webb University, said concerning every 12 years earth and Jupiter finish up on the similar surface of the sun.

Olive said, “This moment around, we will be somewhat nearer than usual because of the position of our oval orbits.  This is the contiguous simultaneously the two planets have been ever since 1963.”

He said with a moment ago a couple of binoculars you be able to observe the planet’s red spot with its four moons.

“It was this detection by Galileo that was high-quality helpful proof that we and the other planets rotate around the sun, not the sun going around the earth,” he said.

The moons called Galileo as Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Olive said, “It will be attractive, and it will be the most brilliant thing close to the moon for the next pair of days.”

Olive said to discover Jupiter, to glance close to the moon for the brilliant planet, just about three times brighter than the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.
Uranus will as well be at its next to earth but a couple of binoculars will be wanted to observe the much fainter planet.