Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

The moon rises above lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on June 10, 2017, as seen from West Orange, NJ. "It's literally the strawberry moon and I'm living for it".

Stargazers will be afforded a view of the so-called Full Strawberry Moon tonight, the most colorful full moon of the year. "When we fly between a superior planet and the sun, the planet is generally closest and brightest for that year".

The full moon will be at its peak at 12:53 p.m. EDT on the East Coast and at 9:53 p.m PDT on the West Coast. July 27-28 (depending on where you are in the world) marks both a full moon and a moon apogee, which is the farthest orbital point from Earth.

June just happens to be one of the best times for strawberry picking in the Northeast, hence the Strawberry Moon. Keep in mind, tonight's full moon is the first full moon of winter there.

Skywatchers will enjoy a double treat Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, thanks to the full "Strawberry" Moon and our closest view of Saturn this year. Since the moon will rise just before sunset, it will be a good opportunity to take photographs. It will be long because there is both a full moon and a moon apogee happening simultaneously.

Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia. So you should have a chance to see the Strawberry Moon peaking between the clouds that will be hanging around for the next few days.

This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes. It's a hypnotic sight indeed and the easiest time to look at it, but as it rises higher into the sky it will quickly change to yellow, and then to white as it becomes too bright to look at comfortably. However, none of that will be observable from North America because it occurs during daytime.

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