In photos: Harvest Moon rises over Singapore during Mid-Autumn Festival

In photos: Harvest Moon rises over Singapore during Mid-Autumn Festival

Harvest Moon seen over Singapore on Sep 13, 2019
View of the Harvest Moon from Singapore. (Photo: A. Kannan)

SINGAPORE: A bright Harvest Moon was seen over Singapore on Friday (Sep 13) night during the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

If you looked up while enjoying your mooncakes, you would have noticed a large and clear full moon, tinged with red or orange at times.

Full moon in Singapore, Sep 13, 2019
A full moon over Singapore as seen from Woodlands. (Photo: A. Kannan)

The full moon heralded the arrival of a traditional harvest festival celebrated in several Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, China and Vietnam. 

The Harvest Moon this year is particularly notable because it falls on Friday the 13th.

Harvest Moon seen over Singapore on Sep 13
The silhouette of a plant is seen against the full moon. (Photo: A. Kannan)

Bright full moon seen over Singapore
The full moon over Singapore during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Sep 13, 2019. (Photo: A. Kannan)

According to Farmers’ Almanac, a periodical that provides calendars and full moon dates for North America, this rare occurrence will only happen again in August 2049.

The Harvest Moon is expected to appear full until early Sunday morning, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on its website.

Red hued full moon Singapore
This year's Harvest Moon coincided with Friday the 13th. (Photo: A. Kannan)

Moon in Singapore Sep 13, 2019
The full moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, as seen from Woodlands on Sep 13, 2019. (Photo: A. Kannan)

CNA reader A Kannan captured these photos of the moon from his flat in Woodlands.

The 54-year-old civil servant told CNA that the full moon only became fully visible after 8pm and was a “feast for the eyes”.

He described the moon as "beautiful and round at 99.6 per cent full" and shared that no filters were used on his photographs. 

Full moon over Singapore on Sep 12
View of the full moon over Singapore on Sep 12, 2019. (Photo: A. Kannan)
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Full moon behind tree
The full moon as captured by a CNA reader on Sep 12, 2019. (Photo: A. Kannan)

Full moon in Singapore from Woodlands
The full moon as seen from Woodlands Avenue 5 on Sep 12, 2019. (Photo: A. Kannan)

Source: CNA/zl(hm)

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