The Supermoon Solar Eclipse couldn’t come on a better day.

Friday the 13th has a reputation as a day of odd occurrences and particularly unlucky connotations. Whether or not you consider yourself superstitious, this next Friday the 13th is going to be an unusual one. For the first time in 43 years, there is going to be a Supermoon Solar Eclipse on this particular day.

This has not occurred on a Friday the 13th since December 13, 1974. The Supermoon is an added touch to this particular solar eclipse. This occurs because of the elliptical nature of the moon’s orbit around the earth. The moon happens to be a bit closer to the earth, and of course appears much larger than normal.

Supermoon Solar Eclipse

Where to catch the Supermoon Solar Eclipse this year.

Unfortunately, the Supermoon Solar Eclipse is not going to be entirely visible for most of the world this year. Only in certain places will you catch the moon taking a bite of the sun. In the early hours of Friday morning, the best viewings of the solar eclipse are in Antarctica and South Australia, and Tasmania. The peak of this partial eclipse will occur in Melbourne at 1:21 p.m. and in Tasmania at 1:24 p.m. local time.

If you are unable to catch a peek at the Supermoon Solar Eclipse this time, rest assured that you will have another chance at the end of the month. On July 27, 2018, the longest eclipse of the 21st century is going to occur. At 1 hour 43 minutes, this eclipse is nearly an hour longer than the average one. Of course, Australia is again one of the better places to view this eclipse.

Will you have a freaky Friday this Friday the 13th? Time will tell and you might just find out how superstitious you really are.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.


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