We’re in for a celestial treat this weekend - the Harvest Moon rising on Friday the Thirteenth and shining all weekend.
The last time a full moon was on Friday the 13th was in 2000.
The next time a full moon will fall on a Friday the 13th is in 2049.
It’s called the Harvest Moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, because at the peak of harvest season farmers could “work late in the night by this moon’s light.”
This moon is also called a “micro moon,” because the moon is its greatest distance from Earth.
This weekend’s Harvest Moon will rise just after sunset, at 7:10 p.m., when it will be 99 percent full.
On Saturday, the Harvest Moon will rise at 7:35 p.m. and reach its 100 percent illumination at 12:33 a.m.
Unlike some full moons, this one falls on the weekend.
Just think of the possibilities of enjoying the full moon. An evening stroll, a campfire ... a romantic evening.
Start getting you moon song play list together, some suggestions are here.
So far, the National Weather Service says clouds should not hide the Harvest Moon. Friday night will be partly cloudy and Saturday night, mostly clear.