In Chile's Atacama Desert, home of the Paranal Observatory, the moon rises reddishly with one of the four Auxiliary Telescopes standing in the foreground.
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Harvest Moon 2011 Over California
Credit: Harshni Raghav
Harshni Raghav got this spectacular shot of the Harvest Moon on September 12, 2011, somewhere in the Golden State, California.
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Harvest Moon 2011 in the Philadelphia Suburbs
Credit: Jeff Berkes
From skywatcher and photographer Jeff Berkes in the Philadelphia suburbs comes this shot of a true Harvest Moon taken on September 12, 2011.
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Harvest Moon in the Show-Me State
Credit: Melissa Waldrup-Old
Melissa Waldrup-Old comments: "My husband and I snapped some photos of the Harvest Moon on September 12, 2011. We live in Hallsville, Missouri."
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Moon Above the Yardarm
Credit: Pete Murray
Pete Murray caught the moon on September 11, 2011, at Dana Point Harbor, CA, at the Tall Ships Parade
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Harvest Moon Viewed in Bainbridge, Ohio
Credit: Zachary Maughmer
Zachary Maughmer of the Watchers Astronomy Blog in Bainbridge, OH, caught the Harvest Moon at 4:30 am, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.
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The Moon and the Vehicle Assembly Building
Credit: Chris Frazier
Chris Frazier photographed the Harvest Moon over NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building from Space View Park in Titusville, FL, on Sept. 11, 2011.
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Credit: Dineen Nazarian
Dineen Nazarian captured this shot of the Harvest Moon in Pittstown, NY, overlooking the Tomhannock Reservoir, on Sept. 11, 2011.
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Harvest Moon Shines on Ottawa, Ontario
Credit: Christian St. Pierre
Christian St. Pierre photographed the Harvest Moon at 12:15 am on Sept. 12, 2011, in Ottawa, ON. He commented "The shot … revealed that what we see as a perfectly round sphere in the sky is actually quite rough around the edges! It appears that NASA's twin gravity probes will have a lot of variation to work with."
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Harvest Moon Rising Through Chicago Haze
Credit: Jeanne Brady
Jeanne Brady in Chicago caught the Harvest Moon on September 11, 2011. She mentioned that she "went to Navy Pier, where there is a good view of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and Lake Michigan to the east. Despite some haze obscuring the moon when it was low on the horizon, the moon soon became bright and beautiful over the lake."
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2011 Harvest Moon Above Northeastern Pennsylvania
Credit: Carole Francis
Carole Francis took this picture of the Harvest Moon over northeastern Pennsylvania, September 11, 2011.
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Harvest Moon Over Alberta
Credit: Bev Jaeger
Bev Jaeger caught the Harvest Moon on a very clear night in Alberta, Canada, September 11, 2011.
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Harvest Moon Over Oklahoma City
Credit: Steve Harker
This skywatcher, Steve Harker, used a small telescope attached directly to the camera with a t-mount to capture the Harvest Moon over Oklahoma City, OK, September 11, 2011.
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Harvest Moon Skywatcher
Credit: Mariah McGill
Mariah McGill of Fremont, CA, photographed the Harvest Moon on the clear evening of Sept. 11, 2011.
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The ISS Sees the Harvest Moon
Credit: NASA via Ron Garan/@Astro_Ron
Astronaut Ron Garan, aboard the International Space Station, tweeted a picture of the Harvest Moon on Sept. 12, 2011: "One of our 16 moonrises yesterday #FromSpace (I'll miss these)"