Reader CarlosASantiago got this shot of the Super Harvest Moon -- and Jupiter too --Wednesday from his yard in Elgin. See more Harvest Moon photos here -- and send us yours.
You've probably heard that tonight is the autumnal equinox, the end of astronomical summer and the beginning of autumn.
But you probably haven't heard that when that happens at 10:09 p.m. tonight, there will also be a full moon, creating for the first time in 20 years a celestial event titled the Super Harvest Moon. Thanks to WGN-TV weather forecaster Jim Ramsey for the tip.
According to NASA, it's "a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons."
As the sun sets in the west tonight (about 6:47 p.m. in Chicagoland), the moon will rise in the east, looking a little larger than usual because of what NASA calls a moon illusion -- the low-hanging orb looks wider than normal.
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