The Harvest Micromoon

This Friday the 13th marks a special occasion and that is the harvest moon, though this year it will actually be what experts call a harvest micro moon.

The harvest moon generally occurs near the Fall equinox and is a result when the moonrise comes soon after sunset giving its orange hue. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops.

The micro moon is when a full moon happens at the point when it is the farthest from Earth. Mix the two and people in the United States will see an amazing spectacle that has not been seen in well over 19 years. With the next similar occur ace only happening in 2049.