Friday the 13th will be extra spooky this week. The date associated with bad luck, Will get a full moon for the first time in almost 20 years.
The Harvest Moon is the ninth Full Moon of the year. In some parts of the world, The Harvest Moon will peak before midnight on Friday 13th. The rare occurrence on the superstitious date has stargazers around the world buzzing with excitement.
The Harvest Moon will also peak during a so-called Micromoon when the lunar orb appears up to 14 percent smaller.
Depending on where you live, the Full Moon will peak on Friday, September 13 or in the wee morning hours of Saturday, September 14.
This means the Harvest Moon precedes the Autumn Equinox by just nine days this year.
Here in the UK, the Harvest Moon will arrive around 5.32am. In central and western parts of the US, however, the Harvest Moon will appear on Friday.
“If you live in the Eastern Time Zone, the moment the Moon turns full will occur just after midnight—at 12.33am – on Saturday, the 14th.
“But if you live elsewhere in the country—in the Central, Mountain, or Pacific time zones—the moment that the Moon turns full comes before midnight on Friday, the 13th.”
When viewed from Los Angeles, the Full Moon will peak around 9.32pm.