Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

So across North America, the full Strawberry Moon will appear before the sun goes down.

According to experts, this year's Strawberry Moon will be visible during the early hours on Thursday, but enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse will need to be up early.

June's full strawberry moon owes its name to the time of year when Native Americans gathered ripe strawberries, cccording to the Farmer's Almanac, .It is also been known as the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.

Keep an eye on the sky Wednesday night if you want to see what's called the "Strawberry Moon".

Before June ends, the waning gibbous moon will pair up with Mars, which is now dramatically bright in the sky and headed for its closest and brightest since 2003. Those hoping to see it should head to an open space for a better view. In Pacific time, the moon should rise at 9:54 p.m. according to the lunar calendar.

"My favorite time to watch the full moon is as it is rising over the eastern horizon". The moonlight travels through more of Earth's atmosphere typically giving the moon a yellow/orange color.

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New York City - 8:06 p.m. The planet, it added, will rise in the southeast sky around sunset before setting in the west around sunrise.

Despite its name, the Strawberry Moon will not turn a deep red or pink colour on Thursday night.

The next full moon will be on July 27, 2018, and it's going to be a very special one indeed. It's a hypnotic sight indeed and the easiest time to look at it, but as it rises higher into the sky it will quickly change to yellow, and then to white as it becomes too bright to look at comfortably.

Not only will skywatchers be able to see the Strawberry Moon, but Saturn will also be visible.

The totality phase of next month's eclipse will last for one hour and 43 minutes, the longest total lunar eclipse in the 21st Century. The previous Blood Moon that took place this year January by about 45 minutes.

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