Friday the 13th to feature full 'Strawberry' Moon

Friday the 13th to feature full 'Strawberry' Moon

Friday the 13th to feature full 'Strawberry' Moon

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by Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 10:23 AM

"Jason meets the werewolf" could be the name of the movie they'd make about tomorrow evening.

Skywatchers will get a special treat as a full moon occurs on a Friday the 13th, something that hasn't happened in June since 1919, according to universetoday.com.

Known as both the 'Strawberry" moon as well as the "Honey" moon, the actual full moon will occur very early Friday morning, but will still be nearly full when it rises in the east Friday evening.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the "strawberry" name comes from the fact that it's strawberry season, and Algonquin Native American tribes knew this was the time of year to gather them, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

It's also known as the "Honey Moon" since it can have a slightly golden tint, EarthSky.org reports.

This is the first time since Oct. 13, 2000, that a full moon has occurred on a Friday the 13th. The next full moon on a Friday the 13th will be in the year 2049.

Editor's note: A previous version said the next full moon on a Friday the 13th was Oct. 13, 2019, but that is incorrect.

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