Yes, yes, yes, I have split-toned the beautiful, full moon to give it a shade of Autumn 😉
Many people do believe that a Harvest Moon (full moon closest to the autumnal equinox) will appear in autumnal colours.
In actual fact the name derives from the days before tractor lights when the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours.
As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night.
The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. Many of us living in built-up areas won’t actually notice this!
I very much want to do some astrophotography with the telescope but I need to get all the correct barlow lenses and T-ring adapters!
I took this photo using a tripod, my 75-300mm Sony lens at 300mm, ISO 100, f8, 1/250sec, cropped and processed in Lightroom.