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.
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 rises as people walk across the Centennial Trail’s Hamilton Street pedestrian overpass, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.
A full moon rises behind a statue of a Kansas Indian on top of the Kansas Statehouse Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Topeka, Kan.
A halo surrounds the full moon as it rises behind a cross on the steeple of a church, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Fireworks streak across the sky near the full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kan. Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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.
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.
The moon rises over the South Hill in Spokane, Wash., June 18, 2008.