Harvest Moon 2016 lunar eclipse live stream: How to watch tonight’s full moon online

Published 9:04 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

We will have a full Harvest Moon on the night of Friday, September 15, 2016 and some parts of the world will have a lunar eclipse along with it.

The lunar eclipse won’t be in the United States — though we will have a full Harvest Moon. The lunar eclipse will be in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and western Australia.

The penumbral lunar eclipse will coincide with September’s full moon (Friday, September 16, 2016). You can watch the Harvest Moon lunar eclipse via live stream Friday night from Slooh.com beginning at 12:45 p.m. EDT.

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The Harvest Moon 2016 will rise before sunset and be visible throughout the night Friday night.

The Harvest Moon got its name because this is the time each year that farmers are tending to crops

“This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac. “At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon.”

Other names for the Harvest Moon, which typically occurs in September or early October, include full corn moon, the worm moon, the barley moon or the crow moon.

Last year we were treated to a Supermoon and the world was tantalized by the appearance of the biggest moon in years. This year’s Harvest Moon won’t be a Supermoon but a lot of people will have clear skies for viewing.

The United States and North America won’t get to see the eclipse that accompanies this year’s Harvest Moon; that will occur in 2017. But, residents of Asia, Africa and Australia will get to see a penumbral lunar eclipse, which means it will be shaded not completely darkened.