The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest to the autumn equinox. This year the equinox was on the September 22nd but we have had to wait until today for a full moon. The last time the Harvest Moon was in October was back in 2009 and will not occur again until 2020.
Only one place to go – the magical summit of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset.
A clear night was promised by the Met Office so I got up early to climb up the Tor. On reaching the summit, I looked back to see Glastonbury bathed in moon light.
The moon was setting in the west and the sun was raising in the east. I had hoped the moon would shine through the archway of the Tor. No such luck.
October Harvest Moon – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4840The light around the moon was amazing. It was sitting in a thick layer of pink sky that I assume was created by a combination of bright moon light and the glow of the approaching dawn.
I forgot to watch the moonset. My head was turned in the opposite direction toward the sun that was rising directly behind Kings Alfred’s Tower.