Full Harvest Moon is tonight, but may be obscured by clouds

A nearly full Harvest Moon sets in Oshkosh Oct. 5, 2017. (Submitted by Barb Reetz)

(WLUK) -- A symbol of the fall season will rise Thursday night, but it likely won't be visible in Northeast Wisconsin.

It's the Harvest Moon -- the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, or the first day of fall. According to NASA, the Harvest Moon appears in September about two out of every three years, but 2017 is one of the years when it appears in October.

The bad news: FOX 11 Meteorologist Katy Kramer is predicting cloudy skies for most of our area, so the impressive sight of the moonrise likely won't be visible, except possibly in northern parts of our area.

The moon was nearly full on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and Barb shared this photo of the moon setting in Oshkosh:

NASA says the moon will also appear full Friday night, but again, clouds are in the forcast.

If you have photos of Wednesday night's moon, or are able to get a photo of the moon on Thursday, share them to our ReportIt section here.

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