The Special Full Moon Called Harvest Moon Happened on Friday 13

The Special Full Moon Called Harvest Moon Happened on Friday 13

You should absolutely have noticed the Friday’s full moon which was really big. The full moon is called Harvest Moon because it will be the last one before the autumnal equinox on September 23.

The Harvest Moon was special because the last time a full moon appeared on Friday the 13th was in October of 2000. The next time it is going to occur in August of 2049.

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The full harvest moon rises through Tower Bridge (Picture: Alamy)

One of the interesting facts about Friday’s full moon is the name which is called “micromoon” because it was at its farthest point from Earth tonight – also known as its apogee.

Patrick Sullivan wrote on Twitter: “So September 13 is going to be Friday the 13th. Plus it’s going to be a Full Moon and not only that, it’s going to be a Full Harvest Moon. It’s bouta be real spooky.”

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A fisherman is pictured casting out in Hartlepool in the North East of England (Picture: Backgrid)

Jose Herrera said: “Next Friday is Friday the 13th and it’s gonna be a Full Moon so if y’all see me in the woods dancing naked, mind your business.”

Alena Kiel said: “Anyway so my birthday is on Friday the 13th and there’s a Full Moon so I guess I’m gonna be extra powerful this year.”

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The Harvest moon rises above Stanlow oil refinery in Runcor, Cheshire (Picture: PA)

And Cherri Carrigan tweeted: “The occurrence of a Full Moon on Friday 13th is actually pretty rare. It previously happened on October 13, 2000, and won’t happen again until August 13, 2049″.

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