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If Your Time is short
- There is no Friday the 13th in March, and the full moon and daylight saving time happen two weeks apart.
Most states will soon set the clock forward by one hour thanks to daylight saving time. But a viral image being shared on social media claims this year’s "spring forward" will be spookier than most.
"Next week has a time change, full moon and Friday the 13th," reads the image, which was posted on Facebook on March 8.
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
That’s because it’s not true. There is no Friday the 13th in March, and the full moon isn’t until the last week of the month.
Daylight saving time starts on Sunday, March 14.
The full moon is on March 28.
And March 13 falls on Saturday.
In 2021, though, no such luck.
We rate this post False.
Facebook post, March 8, 2021
National Conference of State Legislatures, Daylight saving time | state legislation, March 3, 2021
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Daylight saving time 2021: When does the time change? March 2, 2021
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Full moon for March 2021, Feb. 8, 2021
Syracuse.com, Daylight savings time 2020: When do we turn our clocks ahead? March 6, 2020
NASA, March 2020: The next full moon is a ‘supermoon’ crow moon, March 5, 2020
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