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Take a look at the big, beautiful Friday 13 moon


IT’S ANOTHER FEW hours before darkness falls here in Ireland, but it looks we have a treat in store.

Here’s tonight’s moon, as snapped by astronaut Soichi Noguchi. It’s big, beautiful, and a gorgeous milky-yellow colour. The moon is at a particularly low point at the moment, hence its size.

Notably, it’s a full moon – and it falls on Friday 13. Are you superstitious? We hope not…

Gaze on this pic and take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. It’ll be Saturday 14 before you know it.

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