Full Harvest Super Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
September 30 @ 7:30 pm
This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SOFO on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails.
WHAT IS A SUPERMOON?
“A supermoon occurs when the Moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time the Moon is full. So what’s so special about a supermoon? For the interested observer, there’s plenty
to see and learn. The Moon orbits Earth in an ellipse, an oval that brings it closer to and farther from Earth as it goes around. The farthest point in this ellipse is called the apogee and is about 253,000 miles (405,500 kilometers) from Earth on average. Its closest point is the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300 kilometers) from Earth. When a full moon appears at perigee it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon – and that’s where we get a ‘supermoon’.”
This information is from NASA. To learn more about a supermoon go to: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/922/what-is-a-supermoon/
Hike Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
This FREE program is for all ages