Friday The 13th Full Moon

The moon turns red as the earth passes between the moon and the sun during total lunar eclipse of the moon seen in Islamabad, Pakistan on Dec. 10, 2011. / AP/Anjum Naveed
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For the first time in nearly a century a full moon is rising on Friday the 13th.
So, if you're a selenophobic (sell-uh-no-pho-bik), which are people who fear the moon.. or suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia (frigga-trisk-uh-dek-uh-phobia), which is a fear of Friday the 13th. you may not want to leave the house.
Cleveland Clinic psychologist Doctor Michael McKee says for some.. these fears and superstitions are very real.
And he says your best bet is to attack these fears head on.
Mckee says: "there are some people who really believe that it pulls water in the body the way it does tides in the ocean and that that somehow makes people behave oddly, or makes them more prone to accidents."
Mckee says: "all of these superstitions only have the power that you give them. Otherwise, they are absolutely zero."
The June moon is also referred to as the "honey moon" because of its color and the high number of weddings held in June.
In case you're wondering, the next time a full moon rises on a Friday the 13th will be in the year 2049.



 
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