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Harvest moon Saturday night, floats above Uranus

The Harvest moon is usually a full moon that happens closest to the autumnal equinox and shines immeasurably brighter than normal.

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A Harvest full moon will rise this weekend just above the planet Uranus. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

A Harvest full moon will rise this weekend just above the planet Uranus, a stunning sight for those in the Northern hemisphere.

The Harvest moon is usually a full moon that happens closest to the autumnal equinox and shines immeasurably brighter than normal.

It has been termed Harvest moon as farmers have used the bright moonlight that night to toil in their fields into the wee hours.

As for Uranus, it is the seventh planet from the sun and will appear just under the moon Saturday night for those looking by telescope.

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Interesting facts about Uranus include having 27 moons, a painfully slow 83-year orbit and that it was discovered in 1781, said Red Orbit.

According to CBS News, between 1970 and 2050, there are or will be 18 years when the Harvest Moon comes in October.

The last time was in 2006, while the next time will occur in 2017.

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