Full moon: Fall Harvest Moon will illuminate the night sky on Friday the 13th
CBS News - Tue 10 Sep 22:22 GMT

Lucky us – the rare occurrence hasn't happened in 19 years

  A Harvest Moon will occur on the upcoming Friday the 13th, making for a spooky night just ahead of the start of fall — the season of haunted hayrides and Halloween.

  The full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is called a Harvest Moon.

  However, this year's Harvest Moon is unlike most in that it will coincide with Friday the 13th.

  This rarity hasn't happened since a full moon appeared on October 13, 2000.

  The next time a full moon will coincide with Friday the 13th will be August 13, 2049.

  The name Harvest Moon has symbolic meaning, NASA explains, because farmers sometimes need to work late into the night by the light of the moon to prepare for the winter ahead.

  While Friday the 13 is usually considered a day of bad lucky, you may be fortunate enough to view the Harvest Moon, especially if you try in the middle of the night.