Last Supermoon Of 2023 To Grace UAE Skies Over The 3-Day Weekend!
We’re in for a spectacular treat during the year’s final supermoon! On Friday, September 29, the ‘Harvest Moon’ will cast its radiant glow, painting the night skies in a breathtaking display…
A supermoon, as explained by the Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG), is when a full Moon closely aligns with its closest point to Earth in its elliptic orbit, known as ‘perigee’
The DAG anticipates the year’s final supermoon to be a stunning visual delight, describing it as a grand celestial finale where the Moon will dazzle everyone with its brilliance.
Moreover, both private and public sector employees in the UAE will enjoy a three-day holiday to commemorate Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace be upon him) birthday, with Friday being designated as a day off. This extended weekend includes the regular Saturday-Sunday break. – so no excuse here for not catching the LAST supermoon of the year!
What is the ‘Harvest’ Moon?
This month’s lunar display is affectionately known as the Harvest Moon, and it gets its name because it occurs closest to the beginning of the autumn season. In times before electricity, farmers relied on the Moon’s gentle glow to work on their crops during the nighttime hours. This lunar illumination was especially vital during the fall, when the harvests were at their peak.
Wondering where to catch the Harvest Moon?
- Date: September 29, 2023
- Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center
- Timings: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Tickets: AED 60
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