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Superstitious day off to inconspicuous start

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June 13, 2014 - 11:43 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Friday the 13th is a day revelled by the superstitious and often considered unlucky. But this year the full moon, also a key event in the world of superstitions, also falls on Friday, June 13, making the day even more important in the world of supernatural beliefs.

In B.C. the full moon technically reached it’s peak just around 9 p.m. on Thursday but tonight we can expect to see the moon closer to the earth as it reaches perigee (the shortest distance from Earth the moon will get) which will still give use a close-up view.

The moon will be riding low in the sky and will likely take on a more golden honey tinge because of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is nicknamed the ‘honey moon’ during this time. One astronomer believes the term may have given us the modern term of honeymoon because weddings are traditionally held in June in some cultures.

The last time a full moon fell on a Friday the 13 was October 2000 but it will be another 35 years before it happens again. The last time a honey moon fell on Friday the 13th was in 1919.

There has been little said on social media about this superstitious day so far (in the Interior), but perhaps the fun will begin when as the sun sets tonight and the large moon makes another appearance. Either way, have your cameras ready tonight, if the clouds clear we could be in for a treat.

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