Harvest moon shines for autumn equinox

This evening is the autumn equinox in Guernsey. The day marks when the sun will equally illuminate the northern and southern hemispheres. The equinox itself will fall at 8.21pm.

Harvest moon rising over Herm. (Picture by Tony Rive).
Harvest moon rising over Herm. (Picture by Tony Rive).

The island has enjoyed some clear nights this week, meaning people have enjoyed the harvest moon – the nearest full moon to the equinox. Historically the light of the harvest moon was said to enable farmers to work late into the night. (Picture by Tony Rive, 30006899)

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