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Stunning Harvest Moon illuminates the sky - send us your snaps!

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The Harvest Moon captured over Old Harry Rocks from Knoll Beach taken by Pete Stringer on September 13, 2019.

HAVE you seen the Harvest Moon?

The closest full moon to the autumnal equinox, the Harvest Moon marks the turning of the seasons and has been illuminate the skies with a bright glow.

Also known as the Corn Moon the full moon at this time of year is traditionally symbolic of a new beginning, coming after hard work and dedication. It usually signalled to farmers when to start harvesting their crops.

This year the autumn equinox - the moment when the sun is directly above the Earth's equator and the day and night are of equal length - is tomorrow.

For the first few nights around the Harvest Moon the moon will rise quickly at sunrise, looking bright and large in the sky.

It was due to be at its brightest early today - at 12.54am.

If you've taken pictures of the Harvest Moon we'd love to see them - email newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk

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