Friday the 13th, Full Moon Unite

First honey moon in almost 100 years spotted this morning

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 13, 2014 8:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – If the fact that it's Friday the 13th has you shaking in your boots, we hope you didn't look out your window early this morning. For the first time in nearly 100 years, what's known as a "honey moon" or "strawberry moon" coincided with the 13th, reaching the full moon phase at 12:13am ET. The honey moniker comes from the moon's golden color caused by its low position in the sky thanks to the proximity to the summer solstice, while the latter refers to June's strawberry harvest, NBC News and National Geographic report.

The next Friday the 13th "honey moon" won't happen again until June 13, 2098; the last happened on June 13, 1919. Too many rarities for your liking? Well, there's no need to be unnerved. Contrary to myth, the full moon doesn't actually affect human behavior or health, NBC News notes, citing a 1985 study which found no increase in hospital admissions, psychiatric disturbances, homicides, or other crimes around the full moon.

A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.
A full moon rises through clouds behind downtown buildings Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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