"Shine On, Shine On Harvest Moon...Up Over Mars!"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Sep 01-07

The Waxing Gibbous Moon appears near the star Antares—rival to Mars—on the evenings of September 2nd and 3rd...
(Shown about 90 minutes after sunset for mid-Northern latitudes.)

...and then makes its way to a meeting with Mars on the evenings of the 8th and 9th.  This month's Full Moon, which occurs on September 10th, is known as the "Harvest Moon."
(Shown about 90 minutes after sunset for mid-northern latitudes.)

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