Harvest Moon 2021: See Photos of the September Spectacular Around the World

A fiery Harvest Moon ignited the night sky on Sept. 20, 2021, two days before the autumnal equinox closes the summer season

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A bright Harvest Moon shined in the sky after sunset on Monday, Sept. 20, casting light that farmers have relied on to reap their summer crops for eons.

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, it was fullest around 7:54 p.m. EDT, and like this photo at the Statue of Liberty goes to show, quite a sight.

Don't moon if you missed it, however. The full moon will be visible until Wednesday morning, NASA reports.

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Nowhere like New York! The full moon rose behind the Empire State Building and the rest of the iconic skyline in New York City.

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Selenophiles can imagine themselves as swashbucklers at sea after getting a glimpse of the moon over the rigging of the Mayflower II in Boston.

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Swimmers off of Swanpool Beach in Falmouth, England, squeezed in a few more minutes of splash time thanks to the bright light of the full moon.

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Rising like the tide, the Harvest Moon seemed to emerge from the sea in Falmouth, England.

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The Harvest Moon shone bright over the Grand Canal in Huai'an in the Jiangsu province of China, marking the start of a special occasion. The Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese celebration, begins Sept. 21 across the country.

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Goodnight, moon! The moon aglow almost looked like a tangerine in the sky over the Grand Canal in Huai'an, China.

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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie ... it might look just like it did here in Birmingham, England.

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Every crater and crack of the moon seemed visible in this snap of the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey.

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The bright Harvest Moon was a bit more subdued over the skyline in Hanoi, Vietnam, at dawn.

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