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Harvest Moon: Your pictures

Photographers and astronomers around the world have been taking pictures of the Harvest moon, a moon that appears bigger and brighter than usual due to its close proximity to earth.

Since this full moon occurs in September it is known as the "harvest moon." This is because it is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of 22 September.

It coincided with a minor, penumbral lunar eclipse for many people in Asia and Africa. That won't happen again until 2024.

Here are a selection of pictures from social media users taken in the last 24 hours.

Image copyright Rosie Dent
Image caption Rosie Dent caught this snap of the Harvest Moon in Goodwick, Pembrokeshire
Image copyright Adam Tatton-Reid
Image caption Adam Tatton-Reid took this picture from Boughrood in Powys. The mountain is Hay Bluff in the Brecon Beacons
Image copyright Tesla Raessie
Image caption This picture was taken by Tesla Raessie in Roath, Cardiff
Image copyright Gary McKeating
Image caption The Harvest Moon rising behind homes in Harrington, West Cumbria, England. Taken by Gary McKeating
Image copyright @imcharliecbrown/Twitter
Image caption Full moon rising in Northbrook, Oxfordshire.
Image copyright David Taylor
Image caption The September moon was captured by photographers across the globe. This shot was taken by David Taylor in Toronto, Canada
Image copyright Sigma Sreedharan
Image caption This image of the moon above the Safeco Field baseball stadium in Seattle, US was captured by Sigma Sreedharan
Image copyright Dave Downes
Image caption Dave Downes captured this photo in Pennsylvania, US, through a telescope using his smart phone.
Image copyright Daryn Edgar
Image caption Moon among the clouds. This picture was taken by Daryn Edgar in Tooting, London
Image copyright Louise Shipway
Image caption Louise Shipway sent us this picture of the full moon rising over Kitsilano in Vancouver
Image copyright Nick Leigh
Image caption On his way home from work, Nick Leigh took this picture of the Harvest moon over Holborn in London
Image caption And one from us... the BBC's Jeremy Bowen with the sky over conflict-torn Aleppo in Syria

Compiled by Rozina Sini, BBC's UGC and Social News Team

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