The Harvest Moon this week is the ninth Full Moon of the year and one of the most chilling spectacles of astronomy.
In this file photo, the Reid family harvest their wheat crop under a harvest moon near Cremona, Alta., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.
A rare Harvest Moon, also called a micromoon, will be visible in the skies this week - on Friday the 13th for some.
Experts say the best time to see the moon is by looking to the east at the moonrise on Friday or by looking to the west at moonset early Saturday morning.
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Maine Farmers' Almanac astronomer Joe Rao said: "The arrival of this year's Harvest Moon will depend on which time zone you happen to live in". "The moon rises about the time the Sun sets, but more importantly, at this time of year, instead of rising its normal average 50 minutes later each day, the moon seems to rise at almost the same time each night leading up to when it's full".
Skywatchers have a name for every full moon in a month, but the harvest moon is more than just a name. This means it will appear about 14 percent smaller, giving it the "Micro Moon" label.
Unless cloud cover blocks the view, the full moon is the easiest celestial event to observe.
It is technically just like any other full moon, but because it happens close to an autumn equinox, it has special characteristics.