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Friday the 13th

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The superstitions abound on Friday the 13th. The date on the calendar is considered an unlucky one.

This time around, a full moon occurred overnight making it the first full moon on a Friday the 13th since 2000. The next time it happens is Friday the 13th 2049.

There is no definitive origin of the date as being sinister, but more a combination of beliefs in Western culture that 13 is an unlucky number and Friday is, too.

For example, the number 12 is considered significant for the Christian church as Jesus had 12 disciples. Christians mark the crucifixion of Jesus on a Friday.

The superstition also has a connection to the novel, Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas Lawson.

On Friday, June 13, 2014, scientists warn energy from solar flares that have been erupting on the sun are headed for Earth. When that happened in 2003, blackouts occurred in Europe and astronauts on the International Space Station had to take cover.


 
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