Rare ‘Micro’ Harvest Full Moon Set For Friday The 13th
Cbslocal.com - Tue 10 Sep 23:35 GMT

Skywatchers rejoice! Friday the 13th is your lucky day as a rare "Harvest" Moon will appear across the United States.

  Friday the 13th is your lucky day as a rare “Harvest” Moon will appear across the United States.

  The Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon nearest the start of fall or the autumnal equinox — which this year takes place on September 23 — will be happening on Friday the 13th, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

  It is quite rare for the whole United States to experience a full moon on Friday the 13th, which is superstitiously known as an unlucky day.

  “Harvest” Moon got its name because the early-evening moonlight enables farmers to work later into the evenings at harvest time.

  The upcoming Harvest Moon has also been referred to as a “micromoon” because it will appear around 14 percent smaller in the sky.

  The moon will be at apogee on Friday, September 13, at 9:32 a.m. EDT.

  The opposite of a “micromoon” is a “supermoon” when the the moon is at the closest point to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee.