Superstitious? A rare Harvest Full Moon to arrive on Friday the 13th

This is the first full moon on Friday the 13th since 2000

By Justin Horne - Weather Authority Meteorologist/Reporter
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SAN ANTONIO - Maybe it is because Jason Vorhees haunted Camp Crystal Lake under a full moon or because superstition is abound, but Friday the 13th will definitely feel a little creepier this year thanks to a rare lunar event.

A full harvest micromoon is set to appear in the sky Friday night.  

This is the first full moon to happen nationwide on Friday the 13th since October 13, 2000.

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The moon also happens to be at the point in its orbit where it is farthest from Earth, resulting in the term micromoon. It is the opposite of a supermoon.

In addition, it is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and at a time in which fall harvests are taking place, allowing it to be a harvest moon. 

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The next full moon on Friday the 13th will not occur until 2049.

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