In Photos: The Harvest Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2016

Boating by the moonlight

Austin Bond Photography

The glowing Harvest Moon lights up the sky and the sea in this photo taken by Austin Bond at Murrell's Inlet on the coast of South Carolina.

A sight to see

Austin Bond Photography

A bright orange Harvest Moon attracts an audience — including photographer Austin Bond — while rising over Murrell's Inlet on the coast of South Carolina.

Harvest Moon begins to wane

Austin Bond

Photographer Austin Bond took this photo of the Harvest Moon rising Saturday night (Sept. 17), the night after the full moon's peak, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Telescope gives dazzling view of the Harvest Moon's craters

Ben Lawry

Photographer Ben Lawry shot this photo of the Harvest Moon on Sept. 16, 2016, from his back yard in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lawry said the photo "was actually taken about 6 hours after the instant of the full moon phase, which is why the craters are more easily discernible in the upper right of the image."

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.