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Rare ‘honey’ moon will light the sky tonight

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Rare 'honey' moon will light the sky tonight

It’s going to be an unsettling Friday the 13th. This evening, the most amber-colored full moon of the year will be ablaze for all to see. The intense honey color is caused by dust and pollution in Earth’s atmosphere that distorts the moon’s light, National Geographic reports. For interested astronomers, the moon will reach its full shape at 12:13 a.m. EDT, but will appear brighter earlier on in the night. A full moon doesn’t occur on this peculiar date every year—especially a honey-colored one—so don’t miss your chance to see it!

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