Harvest Moon 2022 As it appears to rise in the sky, the harvest moon will shine brightly in an eerie orange hue.

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(CNN) If a sign is needed other than a pumpkin spice latte that's falling in the air, look no further than the harvest moon.

Harvest Moon NASA said stargazers can see the moon beginning at sunset on Friday, peaking at 5:59 a.m. Saturday.

NASA said the lunar event, also known as the Harvest Moon, is close to the autumnal equinox, a time when farmers often harvest crops.

The full moon of September 2022 is closest to the autumnal equinox, which falls on September 22, hence it is called

the harvest moon according to the old Farmer's Almanac. October's full moon occurs closer to the equinox, 

called the Harvesting Moon, and September is also called the Corn Moon. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac,

the Harvest Moon first emerges after sunset on Friday and rises 25 minutes later each day in the northern United States, 

10 to 20 minutes later in Canada and Europe. When the Moon moves into its next phase, it returns to its

normal program of rising 50 minutes later each day. According to EarthSky, during the year the full moons remain

on a 50-minute timeline. The Old Farmer's Almanac reported that the time before the harvest moon occurs near the autumnal equinox

in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Moon is closest to the eastern horizon. The Moon's orbit moves 12 degrees east each day, 

but as September's full moon is so close to the horizon, it rises earlier than usual according to the almanac.

EarthSky said the moonlight, which lasts for a few consecutive nights from dawn to dusk, gives farmers light to work

through the night. According to EarthSky, this effect occurs in the southern hemisphere around the spring equinox in March or April.

As the Moon begins to climb into the sky, it may appear a burnt orange color because of the thicker layer of Earth's

atmosphere along the horizon than just above our heads, according to EarthSky. The atmosphere acts as a filter when the Moon

first rises above the horizon, turning it into a frightening color. The harvest moon may appear larger in the sky

than other full moons, a trick on the eye. Any full moon will appear larger along the horizon, the location

 the location of the harvest moon closer to the horizon making this optical illusion more noticeable.