KEYWORDS TODAY:   SIGMABUDGETCARETAKER GOVERNMENTBSPKTB

HOT: » Center-right GERB party's decision to boycott Parliament puts key updates of 2014's state budget into question

Full ‘Honey Moon’ on Friday 13, First in 100 Years

Society » ENVIRONMENT | June 13, 2014, Friday // 14:24| Views: 1763 | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Full ‘Honey Moon’ on Friday 13, First in 100 Years Photo by Nationalgeographic.com

A rare phenomenon, the full "honey moon" will appear on the only Friday 13th of 2014.

No, we are not talking about a romantic trip of newly weds, though the phrase did come about from the middle ages when marriage was associated with a full moon, but an illumination in the skies. The moon will resonate in a warm honey-like hue and will sit low on the horizon. Scientists explain it as the result of the moon being in its closest orbit to the earth, while the sun is at its highest path, causing it to appear extremely large.

A full moon coinciding on Friday the 13th is not all that uncommon, occurring every three or so years, but to have a honey moon it must be in June. This is the first time since 1919 that this celestial event occurs on Friday 13, and the next such coincidence will be in June, 2098.

So for all the superstitious doomsday believers, this could be an extra source of mayhem. Perhaps one slightly calming detail could be the fact that the moon will be in its full phase around 1 am, already into Friday 14.

The best view of the honey moon will be from the Canary Islands and Chile.

Environment » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria