The harvest moon on the 29th of September 2023.
Finally, after countless attempts to photograph the full moon, the time had finally come on September 29. It is not as easy as it seems, the preparation: determining the moonrise position (for this I used the photopills app and the web planner), choosing the right position (after a major search I found the perfect roof on an apartment building) and then the right have photo material. For this I needed a super telephoto lens (Fujifilm XF 150-600mm F/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR) , which I rented from Kamera Express on my own Fujifilm XT5 body.
The name “Harvest Moon” is attributed to its association with the autumn harvest season. It’s called the “Harvest Moon” because, during this time of the year, the bright, nearly full moon rises soon after sunset and provides extended hours of moonlight in the evenings. This extra light was historically valuable to farmers for working in the fields and harvesting crops, hence the name.
Rise Time: The Harvest Moon is distinctive because, for several nights in a row, it rises relatively soon after sunset, resulting in a more extended period of bright moonlight. In contrast, other full moons rise at varying times during the night.
Color: Like any full moon, the Harvest Moon can appear in various shades, but it often appears with a warm, orange or reddish hue when it’s close to the horizon. This is due to the moon’s light passing through more of the Earth’s atmosphere, scattering shorter wavelengths and allowing longer wavelengths (such as red and orange) to dominate.