Harvest Moon

September 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. The Harvest Moon can occur anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the autumnal equinox. This year, the Harvest Moon occurred on September 19, which was pretty close to the autumnal equinox, September 22. The proximity of the Harvest Moon to the autumnal equinox meant that the moon rose almost directly east of the Capitol, presenting an excellent opportunity to get a good shot of the moon over the Washington, DC, skyline.

DC Moon ConstructionDC Moon ConstructionThe Harvest Moon rises over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol in Washington, DC. Scaffolding covers the Washington Monument as it undergoes repairs required due to significant damage caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that occurred on August 23, 2011.

Moon Over WashingtonMoon Over WashingtonThe Harvest Moon rises over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol in Washington, DC. Scaffolding covers the Washington Monument as it undergoes repairs required due to significant damage caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that occurred on August 23, 2011.


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