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Harvest Moon 2021: How to watch the full moon tonight – you will need to set alarm

  • September 20, 2021

If you’re lucky enough to have good eyesight, you may be able to spot some of the darker regions on the Moon’s surface, called ‘mares’ or ‘seas.

Mares are expanses of ancient lava flow that have left dark stains across the Moon.

And if you have binoculars or even a telescope, you should be able to spot many of the Moon’s individual craters.

Professor Michael Merrifield. an astronomer at the University of Nottingham “Away from full Moon, looking close to the terminator – where night turns to day on the Moon – should help, as that is where the shadows are longest, helping to pick out these features.”

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, look just to the left of the Moon’s centre and you should be able to see a bright crater named Copernicus.

If you look to the left of Copernicus, you’ll see the Aristarchus crater, and down near the bottom is Tycho.

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