Look up! Extremely rare Harvest Moon rises Friday night

The full Harvest Moon rises through the trees as seen from Seattle

The full Harvest Moon rises through the trees as seen from Seattle

It's a rare type of full moon that will appear in the sky and will be the first time in nearly 20 years that it will coincide. As CNN explains, during a harvest moon, the moon is positioned at its "most shallow angle" with the eastern horizon, meaning there is less time between the sunset and the moon's rise-typically just 25 minutes in most of the northern USA, half the time that usually elapses between the two. For the East Coast, however, the moon technically will reach its full phase about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, though the difference will be imperceptible to most who see it earlier in the evening.

As you might expect, September's full moon is called the "Harvest Moon" because it comes at the peak of harvest season. Add in the skips and jumps both schedules make from time to time (especially with Full Moons in the 2100s!), and putting these two events on the same day gets even tougher!

It doesn't matter what kind of full moon it is - a micromoon or a supermoon - as it always looks big. Such an occurrence only happens in about one percent of all full moons.

A harvest moon-or the full moon that happens nearest to the fall equinox-is due to appear in the sky on the night of Friday the 13th. They'll occur on January 31 and March 31, both months that will also feature a full moon on the first of the month. That's because it's almost at apogee, the Almanac reports. Apogee is the point in the moon's orbit where it's at its greatest distance from Earth, 252,100 miles away. What is Harvest Moon?

When is the 2019 Full Harvest Moon?

As with other nights when you look at the moon, you simply need to be able to see it in the sky, so not have it hidden by buildings or hills, or by clouds, says Dr. Massey.

And so because Friday the 13th coincides with the divine Harvest Moon, neggo vibes are negated and instead good luck and blessings come our way.

This year's Harvest Moon is set to be smaller than usual.

The last time there was a nationwide full moon happened on October 13, 2000. Historically, people believe they have noted higher incidents of crime and odd behavior on full moons. A song called "Shine On, Harvest Moon" was penned in 1908 by vaudeville stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

While most moons appear about 50 minutes after sunset, the Harvest Moon can appear as soon as 10 minutes after the sunsets. It later was recorded by many different singers, including Ruth Etting in 1931, Kate Smith in 1933, The Four Acres in 1955, and Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney in 1960, according to BING magazine. A full micro moon doesn't next occur until October 1, 2020. Also known as the Blood moon or Sanguine moon. Also known as the Frosty moon.

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