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Awesome in orange! Super bright Harvest Moon glows in the sky

Awesome in orange! Super bright Harvest Moon glows in the sky creating a stunning display across Britain

Skywatchers stared to the heavens in awe last night as the Harvest Moon made its annual appearance in the skies over Europe.

Incredible photographs from Hampshire, Cornwall and London show the Earth’s celestial little brother dominating the night with a glow ranging from vivid orange at sunset to a milky white later on. 

The Harvest Moon is the name for the closest full moon after the Autumnal Equinox, which we had on Sunday. It usually appears in September and was traditionally a symbol that told farmers when to harvest their crops.

In Portsmouth, Hampshire, moonlight shimmered on the calm waters of the harbour, while a seventeenth-century ship weather vane on the cathedral was thrown into silhouette. 

A similarly spectacular view was captured at St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, where the moon hung like a giant orange orb over the battlements of the 12th-century castle.

London saw the moon rise at 7.08pm, giving an other-worldly backdrop to the mass of glass towers that make up the financial districts in the City and Canary Wharf. 

Incredible photographs have emerged from across the country showing the Harvest Moon in its full glory on Monday night. London saw the moon rise at 7.08pm, giving an other-worldly backdrop to the mass of glass towers that make up the financial districts in the City and Canary Wharf

A similarly spectacular view was captured at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, where the moon hung like a giant orange orb over the battlements of the 12th-century castle

A similarly spectacular view was captured at St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, where the moon hung like a giant orange orb over the battlements of the 12th-century castle

In Portsmouth, Hampshire, moonlight shimmered on the calm waters of the harbour, while a seventeenth-century ship weather vane on the cathedral was thrown into silhouette

In Portsmouth, Hampshire, moonlight shimmered on the calm waters of the harbour, while a seventeenth-century ship weather vane on the cathedral was thrown into silhouette

The moon appears in vivid orange at Canary Wharf, London

The Harvest Moon rising over Spice Island in Old Portsmouth

The moon ranged in appearance from a vivid orange in Canary Wharf, London,(left) to a paler white in Portsmouth, Hampshire 

The Harvest Moon is the name for the closest full moon after the Autumnal Equinox, which we just had on Sunday. The equinox is when the earth's equator is almost directly in line with the sun. Pictured: The moon in London 

The Harvest Moon is the name for the closest full moon after the Autumnal Equinox, which we just had on Sunday. The equinox is when the earth’s equator is almost directly in line with the sun. Pictured: The moon in London 

It usually appears in September and was traditionally a symbol that told farmers when to harvest their crops. It is seen rising over Portsmouth Cathedral 

It usually appears in September and was traditionally a symbol that told farmers when to harvest their crops. It is seen rising over Portsmouth Cathedral 

The Harvest Moon rises over the Isle of Wight ferry in Portsmouth. The moon rises later in the north, and is best seen in rural areas with clear skies, according to the Met Office 

The Harvest Moon rises over the Isle of Wight ferry in Portsmouth. The moon rises later in the north, and is best seen in rural areas with clear skies, according to the Met Office 

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