Strawberry Moon is a fictional character who appears in the TONIGHT: NASA celebrates the gorgeous Full Moon of June.
A STRAWBERRY MOON is expected to appear tonight, and NASA has outlined everything you need to know about the gorgeous Full Moon to commemorate the lunar event.
The Strawberry Moon is the term given to the sixth Full Moon of the year, which goes by several other names. It is known as the Hot Moon or the Rose Moon in some regions of the world, both of which are associated with the arrival of summer. The Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Planting Moon, and Flower Moon are some of the other names given to it, but the latter is usually reserved for May.
Tonight (June 24), when the Moon and Sun are exactly aligned with Earth in the middle, the Strawberry Moon will reach its brightest point.
By 7.40pm BST tonight, the Moon and Sun will be on opposite sides, according to NASA (2.40am EDT).
The climax may occur on Thursday evening or Friday morning, depending on where you reside.
To find out what time the Full Moon will rise in your area, click here.
By 9.37 p.m. BST, the Moon will be visible in the southeast as seen from London.
Whatever the case may be, this is not a Full Moon you want to miss, especially because it is also the year’s last Supermoon!
“Different publications employ slightly different thresholds for identifying whether a Full Moon is close enough to qualify as a Supermoon,” said Gordon Johnston, NASA’s resident lunar expert.
“Some publications consider this Full Moon to be the last of four Supermoons in 2021. (from March to June).
“Other publications do not classify this as a Supermoon because it is farther away from Earth (and seems smaller and brighter) than the previous three Full Moons.”
A Full Moon must appear near or at the lunar perigee, the Moon’s closest distance from Earth, in order to be deemed “super.”
A Supermoon is a Full Moon that is larger and brighter than a regular Full Moon.
The Rose Moon is another name for this Full Moon in Europe.
NASA’s Gordon Johnston
However, the apparent shift in brightness and size may be difficult, if not impossible, to detect with the naked eye.
“To our own eyes, the differences are indistinguishable,” NASA added.
The arrival of the Full Moon serves as a timely reminder of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, as do its odd names. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”