A full Harvest Moon will arrive on Friday the 13th this week

This Friday 13th will be an incredibly rare harvest full moon

This Friday 13th will be an incredibly rare harvest full moon

If you're at all interested in the stars, or astrology for that matter, then you've got something to look forward to this week: an incredibly rare harvest full moon.

The Harvest Moon will become full at precisely 9:33 p.m. PDT on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles and at 12:33 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

The best place to view the Harvest Moon are open locations with visible views of the night sky.

The Harvest Moon is the full moon that appears closest to the autumnal equinox, which in 2019 is on September 23.

A Harvest moon rises over some fields in Marcellus, New York, in September 2016. More importantly for observers, the Harvest Moon will rise in the east around sunset, shine all night long, and sink in the west around sunset. It's also very rare to see a full moon rise on this day; in fact, it hasn't happened since 2000. The Maine Farmer's Almanac says the Harvest Moon is the last full moon of the summer, and during this time, Algonquin tribes used to gather staple crops of corn, beans, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice.

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The more superstitious among us might convince themselves they can sense this celestial event on Friday the 13th anyway.

In the U.S., the Harvest Moon of 2019 will reach its peak on September 14 at 12:33 am. It's the opposite of a supermoon. So officially, at 406,377 km from Earth, Friday sees a Harvest Micro Moon.

This full moon also almost coincides with apogee - the point in the moon's orbit that places the it at its greatest distance from earth at 252,100 miles away.

When is the next full moon?

Full moons on Friday the 13th are an unusual occurrence: The last time the USA witnessed a full moon on Friday the 13th was on October 13, 2000, Fox 43 noted. A supermoon, on the other hand, happens when a the full moon coincides with its closest point to Earth, called perigee.

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