Travel News September 10, 2019
Rare Friday The 13th Full Moon To Appear Over Texas
Friday the 13th and full moons are two of the most superstitious happenings, each with its own ancient lore. This year, the two are coinciding for the first time in 20 years – and it won’t occur again until 2049. Here’s everything you need to know:
Once a month, the moon reaches its roundest and most awe-inspiring phase.
Full moons are at the center of a vast number of legends, even when they don't occur on Friday the 13th.
Also known as the Harvest Moon, this celestial happening is taking place closest to the fall equinox. As such, it can take place in either late September or early October.
Several other names have been assigned to the annual lunar event: the Full Corn Moon and Barley Moon.
These titles correspond with the autumnal harvest, which occurs about this time each year.
Peak fullness technically occurs just after midnight on the 14th - but only in areas that observe Eastern time. All other regions will experience the moon at its most brilliant state Friday night.
It will be another 30 years until this phenomenon occurs again, in August of 2049.
Needless to say, we should cherish every second of it tonight!
This moon will also be a micromoon - the opposite of a supermoon. Micromoons appear smaller than usual because the orbit is at its furthest point from Earth (apogee).
A full moon on the most superstitious day of the year can only mean one thing: scary movies! What's your favorite film?
Visit the Farmers Almanac
website to learn more.
What are your thoughts on this mystical occurrence? Don’t hesitate to let us know!