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The 2013 Harvest Moon in Washington, DC.

Here’s when to watch tonight’s harvest moon — and what makes it so special

This particular moon appears massive and takes on a reddish-orange color, not unlike a great pumpkin. Here's how to watch the harvest moon on October 5th.

How the ‘supermoon’ got its name — along with 27 other weird names we have for full moons

It's the biggest supermoon we've seen since 1948, because the moon's as close as it gets to the Earth, making it appear much larger.

There won’t be anything like Friday’s eclipse for another 8 years — here’s how to watch

On Friday, Earth's shadow will pass over September's full moon, causing it to dim in the night sky. It will be the last harvest moon eclipse until 2024.