Rare full moon to appear on Friday the 13th across the US

Rare full moon to appear on Friday the 13th across the US

Canadians will be able to spot the Harvest Moon in the sky throughout the night of Friday, September 13th, giving those who believe in Friday the 13th superstitions, something extra to worry about.

Here, in the Eastern Time Zone, this month's full moon will peak just a few minutes into Saturday the 14th, at 12:33 a.m. "The last time this happened was October 13, 2000, and it won't occur again until August 13, 2049", the news magazine said.

To go along with the intrigue of a Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th, the moon will also be a Micro Moon, which means it will seem to look 14 percent smaller, according to Farmers' Almanac.


The so-called "Harvest Moon", which is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox or the start of fall on Sept. 23, will be visible on Sept. 13 and into the early hours on Sept. 14, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

The Moon on Saturday night into Sunday morning also will be mostly a full moon.

Normally, the moon rises around 50 minutes later each day on average.


While Friday the 13 is usually considered a day of bad lucky, you may be fortunate enough to view the Harvest Moon, especially if you try in the middle of the night.

Maine Farmers' Almanac astronomer Joe Rao said: "The arrival of this year's Harvest Moon will depend on which time zone you happen to live in".

The full moon in September is known as the "Harvest Moon"-a name that may have originated from ancient Native American traditions, or possibly even Anglo-Saxon or old Germanic languages". That's more than 30,000 farther "out" than the closest point in the Moon's orbit, the perigee.


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