Source: Josh K. Elliot, Global News, September 10, 2019 

The closest full moon to the autumnal equinox — typically known as a “harvest moon” — is slated to rise on or shortly after Friday the 13th, depending on the time zone, in a rare moment on the lunar calendar in the northern hemisphere.

The moon should appear full from Sept. 12 until Sept. 15, although NASA says it won’t be completely full until 9:30 pm. PST on Sept. 13 (or 12:30 EST on Sept. 14).

The name “harvest moon” is an old European term applied to a full moon that rises closest to the beginning of fall, NASA says. The bright light of the moon allows farmers to work a little bit later into the night to bring in their crops before fall sets in.

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