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LOOK UP: Friday the 13th full moon appears for 1st time in nearly 20 years this week

WRAL – A full moon will appear in the sky this month on Friday the 13th, according to NASA.

Having a full moon coincide with the supposedly unlucky day in the U.S. is super rare, NBC Charlotte reports.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, there hasn’t been a nationwide Friday the 13th full Moon since Oct. 13, 2000, and it won’t happen again until Aug. 13, 2049.

In the Eastern time zone, the exact moment the full Moon occurs will be early Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12:33 a.m. For everyone else, the Moon will be its fullest before midnight on Friday, Sept. 13. Either way, the moon will appear full from Thursday night through Sunday morning, NASA says.

This weekend’s full Moon is the closest to the autumnal equinox, making it the Harvest Moon, according to NASA.

According to NASA, “During the harvest season farmers sometimes need to work late into the night by the light of the Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time: just 25 to 30 minutes later.”

NBC News

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