Tonight, September 22, 2010, we observed a very large and beautiful moon in our back yard. A friend coincidentally asked us to photograph it, so I did. It was a beautiful sight. Keep in mind that wedding photography and astronomical photography are distant cousins, meaning they require totally different equipment.
According to Space.com, tonight is a special moon; it’s the harvest moon…
A week after the first quarter phase in September comes the full moon, which will also hold the title of Harvest Moon — a full moon that occurs nearest in the calendar to the autumnal equinox.
This year we have an almost perfect example of a Harvest Moon, since the moon will turn full only 6 hours and 8 minutes after the equinox on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:17 a.m. EDT (0917 GMT).
So go out to your back yard and have a look and enjoy the harvest moon! Read the entire Space.com article here: Harvest Moon
Notice the little speck in the bottom right corner…I believe that is Jupiter, if my sources are correct (above).