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The moon deserves its corn: Earth's closest neighbor offers skywatchers a breathtaking display after the summer heatwave saw below-average sunshine

  • First full moon in September known as the "Corn Moon" photographed over Hengistbury Head in Dorset
  • It will peak today around 6:22 a.m. and light up the sky again overnight through Thursday
  • A breathtaking sight comes when the Met Office revealed that the UK has seen sub-par sunshine during the season

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Stunning images of the first full moon in September were captured today by avid sky watchers – it turns out the British summer heat wave saw sub-par sunshine for the season.

The amazing lunar spectacle known as the "Corn Moon" was photographed late Tuesday and lit the sky over Hengistbury Head and Weymouth Bay in Dorset.

It will peak around 6:22 a.m. today, but the moon is expected to show a glorious display for three consecutive nights – until it shows its full face on September 3rd.

Traditionally, the full moon in early September is referred to as the harvest moon – as this is usually the full moon closest to the September or south equinox.

This year, the equinox falls on September 22nd, the next full moon on October 1st. This week's moon is therefore referred to as the Corn Moon according to the Maine Farmer's Almanac.

The Met Office announced yesterday evening that the UK had sub-par sunshine for the season, despite being hit by a "major summer heat wave" that hit London temperatures as high as 36.4 ° C.

The UK saw its hottest August day since 2003 at Heathrow and Kew Gardens on August 7, but forecasters say more unclear weather at the beginning and end of the month offset the average.

The stunning first full moon in September rises over the beach huts at Hengistbury Head in Dorset on Tuesday

The moon known as the "Corn Moon" rises over Glastonbury Tor in Somerset late Tuesday

The moon known as the "Corn Moon" rises over Glastonbury Tor in Somerset late Tuesday

Other images captured by avid sky watchers show the full moon over the P&O cruise ship Britannia in Weymouth Bay

Other images captured by avid sky watchers show the full moon over the P&O cruise ship Britannia in Weymouth Bay

The beautiful moon will peak around 6:22 a.m. today, but it will light up the sky again overnight by early Thursday morning

The beautiful moon will peak around 6:22 a.m. today, but it will light up the sky again overnight by early Thursday morning

Traditionally, the full moon in early September is referred to as the harvest moon - as this is usually the full moon closest to the September equinox. Pictured: St. Mary & # 39; s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

Traditionally, the full moon in early September is referred to as the harvest moon – as this is usually the full moon closest to the September equinox. Pictured: St. Mary & # 39; s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

Pictured: Hengistbury Head in Dorset

Pictured: St. Mary & # 39; s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

This year, the equinox falls on September 22nd, the next full moon on October 1st. This week's moon is therefore referred to as the Corn Moon according to the Maine Farmer & # 39; s Almanac. Left picture: Hengistbury Head and right: Whitley Bay

The Met Office announced yesterday evening that the UK had sub-par sunshine for the season, despite being hit by a "major summer heat wave" that hit London temperatures as high as 36.4 ° C. Pictured: Eastchuch in Kent on Tuesday

The Met Office announced yesterday evening that the UK had sub-par sunshine for the season, despite being hit by a "major summer heat wave" that hit London temperatures as high as 36.4 ° C. Pictured: Eastchuch in Kent on Tuesday

The breathtaking & # 39; Corn Moon & # 39; was also seen above the empty booth in Old Trafford, Manchester, on Tuesday evening

The breathtaking & # 39; Corn Moon & # 39; was also seen above the empty booth in Old Trafford, Manchester, on Tuesday evening

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