Harvest Moon over New Haven - October 5-6, 2017

Shooting the Moon

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The full moon closest to the start of fall, a.k.a. the harvest moon, happens every year. But not every harvest moon looks like this yearโ€™s.

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Rising over New Haven on the fifth of October, by the early morning of the sixth it was smoky, watery, alive. Sweeps of thick and thin clouds curled past, waning and waxing Lunaโ€™s glow, lit up as if by slow-motion sheet lightning, tinged with orange like the lanterns of the quiet city below.

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It was unpredictable and beguiling, and a spectacular way to usher in this special season.

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