The September full moon, known as the “Corn Moon”, always shines in or near the stars of Aquarius and Pisces. Because the moon appears full only when opposite the sun, full moons always rise around sunset and set around sunrise.
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There’s a lot of unusual stuff going on around tonight’s full moon. First, it will rise to appear situated in the constellation of Aquarius. Second, and it will find its trajectory passing near Neptune as the blue planet will have been sitting in opposition on Tuesday evening; the point at which the planet will have appeared brightest in our sky.
To see the full moon and Neptune at the same time, you’ll need to have a telescope, or at least binoculars, because far-away Neptune isn’t visible to the naked eye. According to Space.com, the moon and Neptune will pass within 0.73 degrees of each other around…
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