Stunning images of October’s full moon rising over some of the world’s biggest landmarks were shared by excited astrophotographers at the weekend as the so-called Hunter’s Moon lit up skies around the world.
The breathtaking images show its vibrant orange disc The hunter’s moon it looms large against landmarks such as New York’s Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Istanbul’s grand Suleymaniye Mosque.
The Hunter full moon is the first full moon since the autumnal equinox, marking the arrival of the colder months in the Northern Hemisphere. At higher latitudes in the northern hemisphere, the moon therefore appeared larger than the full moons of the summer months, as it remained relatively low above the horizon. Its orange color was also more vivid than usual due to the light scattering effect earth’s atmosphere.
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The moon also rose relatively early in the northern hemisphere farther from the equator. For New York observers, the moon rose at 6:34 p.m. local time, about 9 minutes after sunset. It was in the constellation of Pisces, the fish. Other great world landmarks, including Paris’s Eiffel Tower, were captured by the Hunter Moon, which rose in mostly clear skies this weekend to the delight of sky watchers.
Some photographers managed to capture the moon along with the giant planet Jupiter which also graced the night sky over the weekend.
The next full moon will be Beaver Moon on November 8, the penultimate full moon of 2022. The calendar of the moon it will close with the Cold Moon on December 7th.
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