This harvest moon is going to look ridiculously massive 

Whistler's street light-free areas offer prime viewing opportunities

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK IMAGE - A harvest moon.
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  • A harvest moon.

Stargazers unite!

A glorious celestial affair takes place next week. On Monday, Sept. 24, a massive harvest moon will illuminate the Sea to Sky corridor skies.

What’s more, this dazzling lunar event takes place much lower in the sky, and therefore you’ll have a much easier time viewing it. With that in mind, the moon didn’t take any growth hormones; its angle in the sky simply makes it appear so big.

The moon will also take on a sultry, amber hue, which is reminiscent of crisp, fall leaves. As the event coincides with the autumn equinox, its glow embodies the change of seasons.

Stargazers should opt to travel as far away from street lights as possible in order to avoid light pollution that will obscure the clarity of heavenly bodies. While this works best the in more remote places, anywhere that has a higher elevation will also provide more ideal viewing conditions.

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