Anyone who stepped outside Thursday night into Friday morning couldn’t happen to miss the spectacular full moon.
According to mlive.com, this full moon is not just any old ordinary full moon, it is a “Super Moon,” or “Strawberry Moon.”
This moon is called the Super Moon, because during this cycle, the moon is in its closest orbit to the Earth, staying low on the horizon and making the moon look bigger.
This Super Moon falling on Friday the 13 is also a very rare occurrence, and may cause things to seem a bit off. Full moons already have the klout of bringing about strange feelings and happenings, then to add the superstitious day of Friday the 13 on top of it, makes for an interesting combination.
Thursday night was a bit cloudy, causing some beautiful hazing around the moon as it shown through the wispy clouds.
If you missed the Super Moon Thursday night, you have nothing to fear, this event will be happening Friday and Saturday as well, with Saturday night being the optimal viewing time, with the forecast being “entirely clear skies.”
This phenomenon of a full moon on Friday the 13 will not happen again until August of 2049.
So get outside and bask in the moon’s glow in Pure Michigan.