Today might be considered a superstitious person’s superstorm: Friday the 13th and a full moon. To others it’s just an alignment of month, day and moon phase. View a gallery of full moons from around the world taken over the years.
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A helicopter takes off at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, as the full moon is seen behind. The soccer team of Brazil had a training session the day before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia in the Itaquerao Stadium, Sao Paulo.
A full moon is seen behind a Buddha statue lit up on the eve of Buddha Jayanti festival at a monastery in Bhopal, India, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The festival marks Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death.
A full moon sets behind a car waiting for the traffic light at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and State College Boulevard in Fullerton, Calif. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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In this file photo from March 18, 2011, sandhill cranes fly in front of a nearly full moon, near Alda, Neb. About half a million sandhill cranes stop along an 80-mile stretch of the Platte River for three to four weeks each spring in March and April before continuing their journey to Canada, Alaska and Siberia.
A full moon rises behind the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s signature neon globe atop the newspaper’s headquarters on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in Seattle. As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer moves toward printing its last edition, it remains unclear whether its bigger rival, The Seattle Times, is far behind _ and whether this famously literate city could soon find itself without a major daily newspaper.