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.