Friday night, September 16th, is shaping up as a clear night. Which means it should be perfect for checking out the Full Harvest Moon.

According to, the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is named the harvest moon and usually occurs in September and occasionally in October. It is called a Harvest Moon because it falls around the time farmers in the Northern Hemisphere are harvesting their crops, according to In many Asian countries, the harvest moon is celebrated with a national three-day holiday.

On Friday, some stargazers across the globe will be treated with an added bonus — the last lunar eclipse of 2016. Unfortunately for people in North and South America, the eclipse will not be visible and they will have to wait until 2017 for the next eclipse.

Whether you are watching a high school football game Friday night, or just hanging out, conditions should be perfect to view the Full Harvest Moon!