Strawberry Full Moon: How and when to see it

There will be a Strawberry Full Moon on Friday, June 9, 2017. According to Space.com, the June full moon coincides nearly exactly with the apogee - the annual point in time when the moon is farthest from the Earth - popping up just 14 hours and 40 minutes after this moment. The phenomenon is possible since the moon will be at its furthest distance from Earth. It's the opposite of a super moon, when the moon orbits closest to Earth.

The moon recently reached its farthest point from Earth in the lunar orbit, also known as apogee. Technically, according to Space.com, the moon was at its farthest point from earth on Thursday night. This point will be occupied on June 8, and that's why the moon of June 9 will appear so small. But on Friday, the moon will appear 12.3% smaller than average. "But most other places, about an hour or two after sunset if you take a look, you should be able to easily spot the full moon and Saturn along with it".

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Historic Algonquin Native American tribes established the name of the Strawberry Full Moon because of the importance of strawberries in their culture, as the leaves and roots were often used for medical treatment. Overall, it should be a good night for a Strawberry Moon watch party! Also, it should serve as a reminder that it's time to start picking them up.

Note: The moon will not appear pink, as the name may imply.

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