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Rare Friday the 13th full moon to light night sky

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 18:15:24-04

As if Friday the 13th wasn't spooky enough, a full "Harvest Moon" will light up the sky just before midnight.

A full moon on Friday the 13th is a rare occurrence and those in the Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones will be able to see the full moon on Friday, according to the Farmers Almanac.

Others in the Eastern time zone will see the full moon, but it will turn full about a half hour past midnight on Saturday.

There has not been a full moon on Friday the 13th across the country since Oct. 13, 2000, and it won't happen again until August 2049.

The "Harvest Moon" is a name given to a full moon that's closest to the autumnal equinox, which is on Sept. 23.

The Farmers Almanac said a "Harvest Moon" is unique because it rises shortly after the sun sets and allows farmers to work into the night.