Tomorrow is the full moon, called the Harvest Moon. The moon rises in the east at about the same time as the sun sets in the west. The brilliant moon is in the zodiacal constellation Pisces.

The Harvest Moon is the nearest full moon to the first day of autumn, which was last Saturday.

The moon will look large as it rises in the east, and it will appear to be close. Full moons on the horizon always look closer and bigger. But as the moon climbs higher in the sky it seems to shrink.

The moon actually will be closest to the earth next Friday, when it is in perigee. The moon on that date will be 251,000 miles away. Tides will run slightly higher and lower than usual, due to both the closeness of the moon and the fact that the moon is just past full.

The gravitational pull of both the moon and the sun play a big part in the tides. The relationship between the earth to the moon and sun are also involved. When the moon is closest to the earth, our oceans feel an extra tug. The extreme tides next week will likely be something for fishermen to talk about.