Find Out When You Can See the Last Harvest Moon Eclipse Until 2024
Though our feet are firmly planted here on Earth, our heads are always in the clouds when it comes to our love of everything cosmic. We know you stayed up past your bedtime for the summer Strawberry Moon (or at least, you did your best to), so get your full moon party ready again for the last Harvest Moon eclipse until 2024. Why? Because it’s happening tonight!
With fall coming ever-closer, the temps will start to drop and we’ll be pulling out our (fab) autumn wardrobe soon, so this month’s full moon will be the closest one to the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. That only means one thing: Harvest Moon, baby!
So what makes this moon so special? Well, the science-minded folks over at National Geographic explain that, because the moon is now “rising about half an hour earlier each night, the added light from the full moon’s shine is said to have given farmers more time to harvest their crops.” Thus, the name Harvest Moon. This year’s moon will occur with an added bonus — a penumbral eclipse (when the sun, Earth and moon align in a straight line).
If you want to check out this cosmically awesome event, the eclipse will be most noticeable at 2:54pm ET (18:54 GMT), or you can check out EclipseWise.com for the best viewing times for your part of the world.
Will you watch the Harvest Moon eclipse? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t National Geographic; photos via Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!