The Strawberry Moon arrives tonight! Where to watch, meaning behind this name?


June's full moon rises Sunday night through early Monday morning, but there's more to see than just the moon this month!

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

However, the moon will look full for about a day or two surrounding the peak, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

But despite its name suggesting, June's full moon is unlikely to be glowing strawberry red.

Instead, the native Algonquin tribe came up with the moniker to mark the short season for harvesting strawberries each June, according to the Farmers' Almanac, which started listing Indian moon names in the 1930s.

The Strawberry Moon also has a couple of other nicknames, including the Honey Moon, the Mead Moon, and the Rose Moon, the New York Post noted.

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The moon will be almost full on Sunday night, and the best time to see the moon is when it's low on the horizon, according to CNN.

It is the sixth of this year's 12 named Full Moon phases and space agency NASA says it is the "sweetest" full moon of the year.

A so-called "Strawberry Moon" will be visible over Leeds on Monday. If the moon is low on the horizon - as it is right after it rises - this light scatters out blue colors, leaving orange or red colors.

The title Strawberry Moon, Nichols said, derives exclusively from the time of year. Due to that, the moon shines through more atmosphere than usual, giving it a reddish hue.

What do we get a Full Moon once a month?

It is called the Buck Moon and will ordain the night skies as the seventh full moon of the year. In Europe it is sometimes called the Rose Moon or Hot Moon, for the beginning of the summer heat.

The traditional name has carried through to 2019, to describe the timeliness of the full moon. In the southern hemisphere it goes by the names Oak Moon, Cold Moon, or Long Night Moon.