Make sure to turn upward from phones for a few minutes tonight to see the Strawberry Moon, which will be obvious from sundown to sunrise.
Despite the fact that the moon was authoritatively full earlier this morning, regardless it’ll look plenty enormous when it rises tonight in the eastern sky, about a similar time as the sun is setting in the western sky.
June’s full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon since it motioned to some Native American tribes that it was the time of year to accumulate aging wild strawberries, as indicated by the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year since it takes a low, shallow way over the sky, said Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s planetarium.
The low arc of the June full moon over the sky means moonlight must travel through a greater amount of the Earth’s atmosphere, which gives it an orange or yellow tint.
For the best view, investigate while the moon is still low in individuals’ sights, says CNN meteorologist Judson Jones. “My favorite time to watch the full moon is as it is rising over the eastern horizon. When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger,” Jones said.
The Strawberry Moon is likewise called Hot Moon since it’s the start of summer and Rose Moon, Honey Moon and Hay Moon since it’s the season of the first hay harvest.
Another treat for skywatchers tonight is Jupiter, which will sparkle brilliantly in the night sky not a long way from the moon. Jupiter is so brilliant this month since it’s as near Earth as it ever gets. This yearly occasion is formally known as “opposition,” when Jupiter, Earth and the sun are arranged in a straight line with Earth in the middle, according to NASA.