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Tonight's Friday the 13th full moon will be a rare sight

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 13, 2014 9:22 am

Do you have your superstitions? The last time there was a full moon in June that coincided with Friday the 13th was about a hundred years ago in 1919.

The June celestial event is also known as a ‘Strawberry Moon’ or ‘Honey Moon’. It technically occurred early Friday morning, but the moon will still be nearly full when it emerges from the east tonight.

With summer solstice just days away, it also means this will be the lowest full moon of the year.

In Vancouver, tonight’s moonrise is set to begin at 9:46 p.m. and set at 5:59 p.m., but the view of tonight’s view could be blocked by cloud cover. It will reach its highest point at approximately 1 a.m.

The next Friday the 13th in June to coincide with a full moon will not be until 2098, according to Universe Today. However, full moons on Friday the 13th dates outside of the month of June are slightly more common – the last time was on October 13, 2000, while the next event will be on October 13, 2049.


Featured Image: Katy Yu

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