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Full Moon on Friday the 13th Will Be a Rare Sight

For the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.

Full moon over Stone Mountain lake. Credit: Scott Bernarde
Full moon over Stone Mountain lake. Credit: Scott Bernarde

By Kara Seymour

If something weird is going to happen, it will happen this Friday.

That’s when, for the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the full moon will occur this Friday, the 13th, at 12:11 am Eastern Daylight Time.

“June’s Full Moon is variously known as the Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon, or Honey Moon.  All of these names reflect Luna’s appearance at her low southerly declination, since the haze and humidity of the midsummer air tends to give a warmer tint to her otherwise silvery face,” according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

USA Today reports a Friday the 13th full moon hasn’t happened in June since 1919. It’s the first time it has happened in any month since Oct. 13, 2000 and the last time it will happen until Oct. 13, 2019, USA Today reports.

If you're a moon-gazer, the weather forecast in Georgia is a bit iffy. Weather.com says there's a 30-percent chance of thunderstorms and mostly cloudy conditions are expected overnight.

jMichael June 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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Lone Stranger June 12, 2014 at 01:50 PM
Thanks for that Billy Bob.
Cleon June 12, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Damn, gotta spray for werewolves.

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