How To See June’s Full “Strawberry Moon” This Year

If you enjoy seeing a full moon, you’ll want to get outside on June 3rd to enjoy the strawberry moon!

The moon should be at its fullest around 11:42 p.m. that Saturday.

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According to the Almanac, June’s full moon is called the strawberry moon. Despite its name, the strawberry moon won’t be pink or red like the fruit it’s named after, but it should have a nice golden hue instead.

The Almanac explains that June’s full moon is typically the last full moon of spring or the first full moon of summer. Aptly named, the moon also marks the time when the strawberries first start to ripen.

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According to NASA, the full moon is a good time to see the brightness of the moon and pick up on its shape and color, while other moon phases are better for seeing its craters and shadows.

To see the strawberry moon, head outside on June 3rd and find a comfortable position, ideally away from city lights, to watch the moonrise before 11:42 p.m.

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You can enhance your viewing with the use of binoculars or even a telescope!

While summer is fast approaching, be sure to bundle up as it tends to get cold at night. Happy viewing!

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