Today is the Equinox
Today is the Equinox. The moment happens at exactly 09.04am in the UK all you need to know about the equinox . In many places today, as the label says, night and day are of equal lengths and it is now officially Autumn. That also means we have had the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon we had on Septemebr 11/12 and is always the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox, sometimes before, sometimes after. Often, the Harvest Moon seems to be bigger or brighter than other full moons. I remember being in Brittany one year and seeing the harvest moon, it seemed so much bigger and redder than any moon I had seen before. ‘The warm colour of the Moon shortly after it rises is caused by light from the Moon passing through a greater amount of atmospheric particles than when the moon is overhead. The atmosphere scatters the bluish component of moonlight which is really reflected white light from the sun, but allows the reddish component of the light to travel a straighter path to one’s eyes. ‘
SONG OF THE DAY – AUTUMN LEAVES
Performed by Eclectic Voices, The Bishopsgate Singers, The Highgate Newtown Community Singers a few years ago now. It is an acapella arrangement of mine, but we added a jazz trio for this performance. Lovely.