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The Harvest Moon is on the rise this September and it’s bringing with it a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse to round out the season. On September 16th, Slooh will bring together our global network of observatories to broadcast this event to the world.

During our live broadcast, we’ll take a deep dive into the mechanics behind the lunar eclipse, exploring why they only happen at the Full Moon, and what separates this year’s Penumbral Eclipse with last year’s Total Lunar Eclipse. We’ll also be joined by our friends at the Old Farmer’s Almanac to learn more about the Harvest Moon, and the many traditions and festivals surrounding the harvest season.

Then, we’ll take a look at the way the Moon has been used in modern popular culture, becoming a ubiquitous symbol of the ominous and eerie in western horror films. We’ll discuss how the Moon came to be associated with these themes and some of the myths and urban legends that have contributed to its use.