Freaky Friday: First Full Moon on Friday 13th in 13 Years

Friggatriskaidekaphobia: Do you fear Friday the 13th?

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Written by Kara Seymour

If something weird is going to happen, it will happen Friday.

That’s when, for the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the full moon occurred Friday morning at 12:11 am Eastern Daylight Time.

“June’s Full Moon is variously known as the Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon, or Honey Moon.  All of these names reflect Luna’s appearance at her low southerly declination, since the haze and humidity of the midsummer air tends to give a warmer tint to her otherwise silvery face,” according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

A Friday the 13th full moon hasn’t happened in June since 1919. It’s the first time it has happened in any month since Oct. 13, 2000 and the last time it will happen until Oct. 13, 2019, USA Today reports. 

randy albin June 13, 2014 at 02:23 PM
is this just superstition or what? go back to study the astronomy about these occurences. enjoy a big moon out there. thanks for reporting about this
George Vreeland Hill June 13, 2014 at 02:48 PM
A lot of 13s in the story. I'll make sure to have that number in my lottery ticket tonight.


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