Harvest Moon To Light Up Sky For Friday The 13th
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The September Harvest Moon will fall on Friday the 13th this year.
According to the Farmers Almanac, the Harvest Moon — the full moon that’s nearest to the autumnal equinox — will become completely illuminated in Utah’s skies at 10:33 p.m.
The moon will rise at 7:55 p.m. and set at 6:25 a.m. that day.
A nationwide full Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th is a rare occurrence, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. It’s calculated to be on average a once-every-20-years event. The last time it happened was on Oct. 13, 2000, and the next one won’t happen until Aug. 13, 2049.
The last full moon on a Friday the 13th happened on June 13, 2014. However, only the Eastern Time Zone experienced that one as it was still June 12 for the rest of the country when the moon turned full.
This time, the Eastern Time Zone will be the only U.S. time zone to miss out as it will be Saturday the 14th when this moon turns full.