Look Up This Evening For The “Strawberry Moon”
Well here's something pretty cool to be looking for in the sky tonight! According to Farmer's Almanac, the June Full Moon, also known as the Strawberry Moon, will appear in the sky tonight (Monday, June 17th). And great news...according to the WMTW weather team, we should have a clear sky here in Northern New England, making viewing optimal.
Look for the Strawberry Moon rising in the east at sunset. When the moon is in its full phase, it lies opposite the sun, so as you watch the sun go down in the west, turn around and look for the moonrise.
So will it turn red like a strawberry? No, it won’t turn red. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. Because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June, the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry.
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