X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams in the Arkansas Ozarks as the ″Harvest Moon″—the first full moon of fall—rises behind him.

X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams in the Arkansas Ozarks as the “Harvest Moon”—the first full moon … [+] of fall—rises behind him.

Jeff Rose/Red Bull Content Pool (used with permission)

Did you see Thursday’s full “Harvest Moon?”

It’s traditionally a time for farmers to get their crops in by the light of the full Moon, which shines all night long.

However, watching it at moonrise—easily the best time to see it—is all about timing. You have to be in position, looking east as the full Moon rises.

So in many ways it was a time for photographers to reap what they have sown from learning about when, where and how to take spell-binding images of the “Harvest Moon” appearing on the horizon.

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The main image shows Flatland BMX legend and X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams photographed by Jeff Rose with the “Harvest Moon” as it rose above the Arkansas forest and Ozark Mountains.

Rose captured the full Moon at its biggest and brightest on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from Sunrise Point in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

“My vision was to have Terry Adams, a world-class athlete whose movements alone are incredible and striking, set against these dramatic views of my home state,” said Rose. “Two elements that seemingly shouldn’t exist together—Flatland BMX and the craggy cliffs of these Arkansas mountains—coinciding for a brief captured moment in harmony.”

It’s reminiscent of “Dunk the Sun” and “Spike the Sun” from years past, but did you know that the full Moon appearing to be large when it’s on the horizon is just an illusion?

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There’s a lot going on in the night sky in 2020, from a conjunction of the “Harvest Moon” and Mars this weekend and several very bright planets to the Draconids meteor shower to a “Halloween Hunter’s Blue Moon.”  All are coming up soon.

Meanwhile, here are nine other sparkling photos of the “Harvest Moon” taken this week:

Moonrise in New York City

The moon rises behind the torch of the Statue of Liberty in New York City one day before the full … [+] Harvest Moon on September 30, 2020 as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

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Harvest Moon rises over the Statue of Liberty in NYC

A U.S flag is seen as The Harvest Moon rises behind The Statue of Liberty of New York City as seen … [+] from the Liberty State Park in New Jersey, United States on October 1, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Blue Moon In Italy

Harvest Moon shining behind Rocca Calascio Castle, Abruzzo, Italy on October 1, 2020. (Photo by … [+] Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020

The full harvest moon sets in Old Hartley, Northumberland. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via … [+] Getty Images)

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Harvest Moon rises over the Statue of Liberty in NYC

A plane flies through as the Harvest Moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City as … [+] seen from the Liberty State Park in New Jersey on October 1, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Autumn weather Oct 2nd 2020

The Harvest Moon sets behind a sign that reads ‘SCOTLAND’ on The Renaissance Club golf course at … [+] North Berwick. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)

PA Images via Getty Images

Full Harvest Moon Rises in New York City

The Harvest Moon rises behind Hudson Yards and the Empire State Building lit in pink for breast … [+] cancer awareness in New York City on October 1, 2020 as seen from Union City, New Jersey. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

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Blue Moon In Italy

Harvest moon shining behind Rocca Calascio Castle, Abruzzo, Italy on October 1, 2020.

NurPhoto via Getty Images

X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams in the Arkansas Ozarks as the ″Harvest Moon″—the first full moon of fall—rises behind him.

X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams in the Arkansas Ozarks as the “Harvest Moon”—the first full moon … [+] of fall—rises behind him.

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When is the next full Moon?

Next up comes the “Halloween Hunter’s Blue Moon” on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Best seen at moonrise where you are, October’s full Moon is traditionally called the “Hunter’s Moon,” but since this one will also be the second full Moon in a calendar month it’s also a “Blue Moon.” They happen once every 2.5 years or so.

It will also be the first full Moon on Halloween for all timezones of the U.S. since 1944

Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes.

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