Look Up! Strawberry Moon Coming Friday Night

Katie Ramirez
November 21, 2020

The moon was at its absolute fullest on Friday afternoon, June 5, at 3:12 p.m in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States. June's full moon usually coincides with the harvesting season of wild strawberries in America and the phenomenon was often addressed in reference to that.

According to the space agency, the Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Native American names for the full moons in the 1930s.

Between 11.15 pm tomorrow night and 2.34 am on June 6, the Earth will imperfectly align itself between the Sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the latter, marking the second lunar eclipse of the year. NASA said the moon will appear full for about three days, from early Thursday morning into early Sunday morning.

Dr Venkateshwaran adds that this is definitely something to look forward to, since there is not going to be another solar eclipse visible from India for the next 11 years.

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A penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in Pakistan starting on the night of June 5 (Friday) and concluding in the early hours of June 6 (Saturday), according to a statement issued by the Meteorological Department.

"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 explained.

The next full moon will appear in July 5 and it'll be called Buck Moon. The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. But this is a special event, which leads to three eclipses.

This Strawberry Moon will be much dimmer than the recent series of supermoons, not because the moon will be farther away from the Earth, but because it will pass through part of the Earth's shadow to create a lunar eclipse, Accuweather reported. The reason for this is that its central one - the June 20 annular eclipse - is very central, very close to the season's theoretical midst. It will encompass the months of November and December.

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