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Full Moon on Friday the 13th to be 'Strawberry'

For the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.

A full moon will be overhead on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
A full moon will be overhead on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Credit: Patch File Photo)

By Kara Seymour

If something weird is going to happen, it will happen this Friday.

That’s when, for the first time in more than 13 years, there will be a full moon on Friday the 13th.

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the full moon will occur this Friday, the 13th, at 12:11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

“June’s Full Moon is variously known as the Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Strawberry Moon, or Honey Moon,” according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. "All of these names reflect Luna’s appearance at her low southerly declination, since the haze and humidity of the midsummer air tends to give a warmer tint to her otherwise silvery face."

USA Today reported that a Friday the 13th full moon hasn’t happened in June since 1919. It’s the first time it has happened in any month since Oct. 13, 2000, and the last time it will happen until Oct. 13, 2019, according to USA Today

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