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Superstitious celestial event tonight

June 13, 2014 - 10:12 AM
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A rare celestial coincidence of a full moon on Friday the 13th.

Are you superstitious? Well, not only is it Friday the 13th, but there's also a full moon tonight. 

It's a rare celestial occurrence when the two coincide, but it does today.  The last time this happened was on October 13th, 2000. We'll have to wait more than 14 years for the next full moon on Friday the 13th. In fact, the next time this occurs won't be until August 13, 2049. Yep, 35 years!

The June full moon is known as the "honey" or "strawberry" moon. The honey moon name comes from the yellow glow the full moon takes on, since the June moon is the lowest in the sky. It's also because so many weddings take place in June and people are going on honeymoons. You may have also heard of the strawberry moon. This comes from June being peak strawberry season.

The moon rises tonight at 9:04 p.m. and will set tomorrow morning at 7:23 a.m. 

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