Full ‘Harvest’ Moon On Friday The 13th?
Is it lucky or unlucky to have a Full Moon on Friday the 13th?
We hate to be a stickler but September's Full Moon, the Harvest Moon, will ONLY APPEAR FULL on Friday the 13th. The Moon won't reach peak fullness until September 14 at 12:33 am. Close enough? Yeah, we think so too. The last time the Moon was full on Friday the 13th was June 13th, 2014, and we won't see it again until August 13th, 2049.
Here are some Moon Superstitions from In Pure Spirit that's believed around the world.
- An old Chinese superstition suggests that your ears may fall off if you point to the moon.
- It’s dangerous to sleep with the moon shining on your face.
- Seeing a new moon for the first time on a Monday is lucky.
- Go outside with an empty purse or wallet, under a full moon, say “full up” nine times, and within a few days, you will come into money.
- A red moon is the sign of war
- If the first time you see a new moon in a month is by looking over your right shoulder, it is lucky
- If you rub an injury on a horse with silver during the light of a full moon, then it will
- If there's frost in the dark of the Moon, it kills fruit buds and blossoms, but if there's frost in the light of the Moon will not.
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This month's full moon is also called 'Corn Moon,' or the 'Barley Moon' this year its called the Harvest Moon because it's close to the September equinox. Date and Time says:
The Full Moon closest to the September equinox, or the first day of Fall, is astronomically special because the time between one moonrise to the next becomes shorter around this time. Normally, the Moon rises on average 50 minutes later every day in a lunar month, which is the time it takes the Moon to travel through all the Moon phases. However, for a few days around the Harvest Moon, the Moon rises less than 50 minutes later than the day before.
Do you have any superstitions about the full moon? Does it make you feel different, or do you think it makes others act differently? Join the conversation on Facebook!