Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

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Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ To Take Over Sky This Weekend

June's full moon is called the Strawberry Moon because it coincides with the time when wild strawberries traditionally ripen.

However, thunderstorms and partially cloudy skies may prevent viewing in some places in the United States, including Staten Island.

On Monday, 17 June, stargazers will witness a phenomenon romantically referred to as the Strawberry Moon, which is essentially the sixth of this year's 12 named full moon phases. The Moon also gets its name from the fact that honey was harvested during this time of the moon.

Eager skywatchers wanting to catch the exact moment the moon is 100% astronomically full will have to set an early alarm - with it lasting just an instant at 4:31 a.m. Monday, according to NASA.

Sunday night will be the best time to try to view the moon, as that's when it's less likely to be covered by clouds. In North America, the time to harvest strawberries is very short. On the West Coast with Pacific Time, the peak will be 1:30 a.m.

A sweet start to summer will appear in the sky June 17. While the moon won't be as colourful as ripe strawberry, it may actually change colour slightly, if you live in northern side. It is called the Buck Moon and will ordain the night skies as the seventh full moon of the year. Simply look Southeast after dusk to see Jupiter, placed next to the moon.

The annual event sees the Moon take on the red colour because it is shining through more atmosphere than other times of the year, due to its orbit being in a similar position to Earth's orbit around the sun.

As well as its fruity title, the June full moon is also known as the rose moon and the hot moon depending on how it aligns with flower and weather trends of the part of the world, culture and landscape.

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