A Full Moon On Friday The 13th Is A Spooky Welcome To Fall This Year

By Malia Wooten

There hasn’t been a full moon on Friday the 13th since 2006!

Looks like the treats are arriving early this year, thanks to the arrival on the Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th.

A Harvest Moon is a full moon that occurs closest to the beginning of the autumnal Equinox, also known as Fall. And though you’ll be able to spot a full moon lighting the night sky on several nights this week – the 12th, 13th, and 14th – the best view will happen on the night of the 13th!

A little fun fact: NASA explains that it’s called a Harvest Moon because farmers sometimes need to work late into the night by the light of the moon to prepare for the winter ahead.

You might want to count this as your Friday night action because, according to CBS News, the next time you’ll be able to see a full moon on Friday the 13th will be 30 years from now in August of 2049!

Also published on Medium.