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“Strawberry Moon” to be Seen This June

Along with the moon, the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury will be visible in the skies

  • The first full moon that appears in June is called the Strawberry Moon
  • The moon gets a reddish color during this time
  • The Strawberry Moon will only be seen on June 18 in certain places

Astronomical phenomenon has always fascinated people. During the previous solar eclipse of July 2018, everyone wanted to witness it happening, regardless if it was in front of them or with live videos online. It wouldn’t come as a surprise that the up and coming Strawberry Moon is another thing that will get people excited to see.

Strawberry moon to happen this weekend
The full moon. Image credit: timesnownews.com

“Strawberry Moon” is what they call the first full moon that happens in the month of June or it can be the last full moon of the official Spring season. Other names given to the moon for this occasion are “Mead Moon,” and “Full Rose Moon.” June was also known to be the month for marriages, and the full moon was then called “Honey Moon,” and this is where the term “honeymoon” came from.

From the article written by Times Now News, the Strawberry Moon is predicted to happen on June 18. Depending on where you are located, you might have a hard time seeing the full moon. For those that are living in India, it will occur at around 2 PM India time. The sun would still be out at that time so seeing it with the naked eye may not be possible. For those that might be living in the United States, the moon may be visible at 4:30 AM Eastern time.

strawberry moon to appear this weekend
An image of how the Strawberry Moon should look like. Image credit: nj.com

Aside from the Strawberry Moon, the planets Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter would be more visible at this time. Mercury might appear to be brighter than the moon on June 17, while Jupiter will be the brighter planet. All three should be seen in the west-northwest horizon.

Hopefully you can be lucky enough to see the Strawberry Moon this year as you might need to wait for next year for the next one.

 

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Written by Drew Tetangco

An anime lover and an avid toy collector. He transforms into a wordsmith by night.

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