Spooky! There will be a rare Full Moon on Friday the 13th

A full moon on Friday the 13th is approaching at the end of this week, almost.

And Cherri Carrigan tweeted: "The occurrence of a Full Moon on Friday 13th is actually pretty rare".

Experts say the best time to see the moon is by looking to the east at the moonrise on Friday or by looking to the west at moonset early Saturday morning.

The Harvest Moon this week is the ninth Full Moon of the year and one of the most chilling spectacles of astronomy.

A Friday the 13th full moon last occurred on June 13, 2014.

The Harvest Moon occurs every September, and aligns with the Autumnal Equinox.

Technically, a full moon occurs at a specific moment.

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The next harvest moon on a Friday the 13th won't come until August 2049.

The Moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time, from Thursday night through Sunday morning, NASA reports.

In this file photo, the Reid family harvest their wheat crop under a harvest moon near Cremona, Alta., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. For example, between September 12 and 14, the rising of the Moon comes, on average, less than 27 minutes later each night, thus providing light for the farmer to continue gathering crops, even after the Sun has set.

When viewed from Los Angeles, the Full Moon will peak around 9.32pm PDT.

The upcoming "Harvest Moon" has also been referred to as a "micromoon" as it will appear around 14 percent smaller in the sky.

Mr Rao said: "To add to this Full Moon "madness", this upcoming Full Moon very almost coincides with apogee - that point in its orbit which places it at its greatest distance from the Earth: 252,100 miles away".

When the moon is at its closest point to Earth, it's called a 'Supermoon'.

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