The harvest moon coincides with Friday the 13th
For those of us in the Eastern time zone, the moon ACTUALLY turns full at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th.
A Friday the 13th full moon is relatively rare
We have not had a nationwide full moon on Friday the 13th since October 13th, 2000 – and won’t have another until August 13th, 2049.
It will also be a micromoon
Sure, supermoons get all the fanfare for their increased appearance in size ... but let's not ignore the adorable micro moon! This month's full moon nearly coincides with apogee – the point in the moon's orbit when it is farthest from Earth.
The difference in moon-to-Earth distance between apogee and perigee is 30,000 miles. This difference in distance makes a supermoon look 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a micromoon. We love underdogs, go little micromoon!