Viewing super 'Hunter's Moon' over Atlanta

Super Hunter's Moon appears tonight

You have a chance to see a Super Hunter's Moon over Atlanta Sunday night.  We've been enjoying the full moon this weekend.  It was "full disc" Saturday into Sunday morning.  

The moon is still "full" Sunday night.  This moon is special.  It is named the Hunter's Moon.  The Hunter's Moon is the name of the full moon after the "Harvest Moon."  The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  We have a Hunter's Moon every year.  

What makes this Hunter's Moon more special, is that it is also a "super moon."  That is a full moon that is closest to the earth.   That's why this is called a Super Hunter's moon.  These "super moons" can appear brighter in the sky.  Some claim that the moon also appears larger.  There are some arguments for and against that!

The super hunter's moon will appear larger (like any full moon) when it is on the horizon.  The moon rises at 7:48 p.m. on Sunday in Atlanta.  Look to the eastern sky to see the moon rising over the horizon.  It may appear larger and could also have an orange hue to it.  We've had a few clouds mix in today and a few of those are lingering tonight.  However, there are a lot of breaks in those clouds.  Viewing should be fine to see the Super Hunter's moon! 

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