Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday the 13th | June Full Moon

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Tonight, there will be a rare occurring full moon in the month of June. This moon is often referred to as the Rose, Strawberry, or Honey Moon. But every so often it is referred to as the Friday the 13th June Moon. This moon has not occurred since 1919, and is predicted to not occur again until 2049.

This moon will occur at precisely 12:11 am EDT on Thursday night (early Friday morning) so make sure you take a look out to experience it!

A lot of superstition revolves around Friday the 13th and the fear of Friday the 13th is rooted in ancient, separate bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday. The two unlucky entities ultimately combined to make one super unlucky day.

The fear of 13 can be traced to a Norse myth about 12 gods having a dinner party at Valhalla, their heaven. In walked the uninvited 13th guest, the mischievous Loki. Once there, Loki arranged for Hoder, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow.

"Balder died and the whole Earth got dark. The whole Earth mourned. It was a bad, unlucky day," says Dossey, a folklore historian. From that moment on, the number 13 has been considered ominous and foreboding.




References:
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/12/5801196/tomorrow-is-friday-the-13th-and-a-full-moon-that-wont-happen-again
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0212_040212_friday13.html

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