A full moon is rising on Friday the 13th — the very same day a solar flare could send a shockwave to Earth’s surface. And thus a triple whammy for superstitious folks.
There will be a small group of people who are undoubtedly, predictably nervous about tomorrow/ today (it depends where you are situated). Yes, nowadays always more people are trying to read something into coincidences like these as developped in the book: Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition – Updated Edition.
This will be the first full moon (traditionally known as Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon see native american almanach) on Friday the 13th since October 2000. The next one won’t happen until August of 2049, according to NASA. In addition, the possibility of a solar flare shocking Earth’s atmosphere and disrupting communication signals adds another level to the tension.
Astronomical events tend to be seen as very momentous and almost biblical in nature as if they were so powerfull you cannot do anything about.