Full Moons On Friday The 13th

Friggatriskaidekaphobia: the fear of Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the United States today.

Paraskevidekatriaphobics are people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th. It is estimated that this affects between 17 and 21 million Americans. Some people won’t get out of bed; others won’t fly, buy a house or act on a hot stock tip. Still others won’t work, eat in restaurants or get married on a Friday the 13th. This superstition seemingly began in the 19th century.

Many cities have no 13th Avenue or 13th Street, and many buildings don’t have a 13th floor. 13 letters in a name are referred to as “devil’s luck”… just think of Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and Theodore Bundy. 13 witches comprise a coven. A Norse myth tells of mischievous Loki joining the party as the 13th guest, and Judas was the 13th at the table at the Last Supper. Christians also held Friday as unlucky due to the crucifixion of Jesus.

The next time that a full moon will fall on a Friday the 13th will not happen again until the year 2049,  August 13th to be exact. This phenomenon only occurs when all the variable are in exactly the right place meaning that the moon phase, the weekday and the day of the month must all coincide perfectly.

Recent and Upcoming Friday The 13ths

Friday March 13th 1903

Friday October 13th 1905

Friday June 13th 1919

Friday January 13th 1922

Friday November 13th 1970

Friday July 13th 1984

Friday February 13th 1987

Friday March 13th 1998

Friday October 13th 2000

Friday June 13th 2014

Friday October 13, 2019

Friday August 13th 2049

Friday April 13th 2063

Friday November 13th 2065

Friday February 13th 2082

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