Rare Harvest Moon to appear for some on Friday the 13th

Rare full Harvest micromoon is coming Friday the 13th

September Full Moon: Rare Friday 13th Micro Harvest Moon Will Appear Later This Week

Onlookers will be able to catch a glimpse of a rare full moon on Friday the 13th.

You won't want to miss this Micro Harvest Moon.

The next full Moon will be early Saturday morning, September 14, 2019. The last time this happened was October 13, 2000, and it won't occur again until August 13, 2049.

The moon should appear full from September 12 until September 15, although NASA says it won't be completely full until 9:30 pm.

So while keeping an eye out for werewolves, goblins and ghosts, check out the full moon!

What makes the Harvest Moon unique is that rather than rising its normal average of 50 minutes later each day, the moon rises at almost the same time each night leading up to when it's full. The bright light of the moon allows farmers to work a little bit later into the night to bring in their crops before fall sets in. During this time, the moon rises as the sun sets - first appearing as a more dramatic, orange-colored moonlight.

"But if you live elsewhere in the country-in the Central, Mountain, or Pacific time zones-the moment that the Moon turns full comes before midnight on Friday, the 13th".

The upcoming "Harvest Moon" has also been referred to as a "micromoon" as it will appear around 14 percent smaller in the sky. This is because the moon is also nearing its apogee-the point in its almost month-long elliptical orbit at which it s furthest away from Earth.

When viewed from Los Angeles, the Full Moon will peak around 9.32pm PDT.

It is technically just like any other full moon, but because it happens close to an autumn equinox, it has special characteristics.

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