Full Harvest Moon will illuminate the night sky on Friday the 13th

Full Harvest Moon will illuminate the night sky on Friday the 13th

by Caitlin O’Kane. CBS News

A Harvest Moon will occur on the upcoming Friday the 13th, making for a spooky night just ahead of the start of fall — the season of haunted hayrides and Halloween.

The full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is called a Harvest Moon. Autumn officially begins on September 23 at 3:50 a.m. EDT.

However, this year’s Harvest Moon is unlike most in that it will coincide with Friday the 13th. This rarity hasn’t happened since a full moon appeared on October 13, 2000.

The next time a full moon will coincide with Friday the 13th will be August 13, 2049.

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