Doomsdayers Unite For Friday The 13th With A Twist
THE Harvest Moon coincides with Friday the 13th this year. So how will September’s Full Moon affect this inauspicious day?
Friday the 13th has a pretty bad reputation. For most, it signifies a day where you’ll be extra careful around mirrors, watch out for black cats crossing your path, and avoid walking under any ladders that might be lying around. If you’re superstitious already, you’ll be pleased—or, more likely, pretty terrified—to know that this Friday the 13th is about to be extra spooky. And no, it’s not because Jason Voorhees is waiting for you in a hockey mask.
It’s quite rare for a full moon to appear on Friday the 13th. It most recently occurred on Oct. 13, 2000, and won’t again until Aug. 13, 2049, the Farmers Almanac reported.
While Friday the 13th is usually considered a day of bad luck, you may be fortunate enough to view the Harvest Moon, especially if you try in the middle of the night. According to NASA, peak viewing time will be a little after midnight — on Saturday, September 14 at 12:33 a.m. EDT