- Starting Thursday evening, a brilliant supermoon will be visible in the sky.
- Supermoons occur when a full moon reaches perigee, or the nearest point to Earth on its elliptical orbit around our planet.
- Since it’s occurring close to this year’s autumnal equinox on Sept. 23, it’s also known as a harvest moon.
- Historically farmers harvesting their summer-grown crops were helped by the bright moonlight shining shortly after sunset
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