Strawberry moon to light up the sky this weekend
(Gray News) - Looks like we are in line for a special full moon viewing this weekend.
According to NASA, the next full moon will be the strawberry moon on Saturday night.
The strawberry moon typically appears in June as the last full moon of spring or the first of summer and is positioned lower in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere.
As reported by Space.com, the moon will appear to give off a warmer light and look more yellow or orange.
The strawberry moon is expected to be visible starting Friday evening through Monday morning while reaching peak illumination on Saturday at about 11:42 p.m. ET.
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, the strawberry moon gained its name from Native American tribes, not because of its appearance but to mark the ripening of June-bearing strawberries that are ready to be gathered.
Stargazers can also catch the bright star Antares on Saturday night. That star is expected to appear a few degrees to the right of the strawberry moon.
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