An uncommon Harvest Moon is showing up tonight, Friday the 13th

Very rare Harvest 'Micromoon' rises on Friday the 13th

Full moon on Friday the 13th tonight will be the first in 13 years

The skies over Jackson cleared just in time for a truly autumnal astrological phenomenon.

Kentrick MillsIt's Friday the 13th and, for most of the United States, this spooky holiday comes with an added dose of superstition this year: A full harvest moon.

Very rare Harvest 'Micromoon' rises on Friday the 13th

If you're interested in checking out the Harvest Moon, your best bet is to head out tonight around 11:30, when the moon begins to move into its best viewing position. They rise right at or right after sunset, and illuminate the sky during the early evening.

The moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning.

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If you happen to miss the full moon you can catch it all weekend long.

One thing that sets the Harvest Moon apart from other full Moon names is that it's not associated with a specific month, as the others are.

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According to a micromoon appears 14 percent smaller and 30 percent dimmer than the more sensational supermoons.

"Remember last February, when the Full Moon coincided with perigee, its closest point to Earth?"

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The Harvest Moon does typically occur in September, taking the place of the Full Corn Moon. What could possibly go wrong? For those in literally every part of the country except for the Eastern Time Zone, the moment the moon turns full will land on Friday the 13th, an occurrence that won't happen again until 2049. This was also the case in January 2006, when the moon rose the night of the 13th but became full on 4:48 a.m. on Saturday, the 14th. The last one was on October 13th, 2000, almost 20 years ago, and we won't see another for about 30 years, on August 13th, 2049.

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