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Why is it called a strawberry moon?

Why is it called the strawberry moon? June's full moon is called the strawberry moon because it signaled to some Native American tribes that it was the time of year to gather ripening strawberries, the almanac says. desmoinesregister.comHow to watch the last – and most adorably named – supermoon of 2021 in Iowa

When will the strawberry moon appear 2021?

The full Strawberry Moon rises on Thursday, June 24, 2021! almanac.comStrawberry Moon: Full Moon in June 2021 | The Old Farmer's Almanac

When is the best time to see the Strawberry Moon?

According to NASA to best time to see the strawberry moon will be during moonrise, which will come about 20 minutes after sunset. al.comStrawberry moon 2021: See the year’s last supermoon tonight

This is the third month in a row with a supermoon, and it will be the last one of the year. It looked full rising last night, and may look that way tomorrow. However tonight is the official ‘Full Moon’.

This was the view of it rising in Havre de Grace, MD last night from Angela Zimnoch.

Tonight’s moon is called the Strawberry moon, the full moon in June. It can mark the last full moon of spring or first one of summer.

According to The Farmer’s Almanac, this has also been referred to as blooming moon, green corn moon, birth moon, egg laying moon, and honey moon.

The ‘honey moon’ may refer to the popular month to get married, sweetness, or actual honey. Take your pick.

Approximate difference in size in the sky 

The size can be exaggerated at moonrise, but in the night sky the only different you may notice is the brighter illumination.

2:40 PM = Officially ‘Full’ but not in our view.

8:36 PM = Sunset

8:58  PM = Moonrise.   

The sky will be mostly clear across our region, so there should be easy viewing.

If you know where the sun has been rising, face that direction. This will rise a little to the right of that location on the horizon.

The orbit of the moon around Earth is an eclipse, rather than a circle. That shape means there are times when the two bodies are far apart (apogee) and close together (perigee).

This real special aspect is that this will be the first of three super moons in a row. The full moon will occur while the illumination is within 90% of perigee.  That makes the moon appear larger AND brighter than average.

In contrast to a micro moon, full moon at apogee, the moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter.

I am done with the cold and snow (for the season). I am embracing my wife’s mantra of Sunshine State of Mind.

This was designed by Shannon Berk and we will be wearing it through spring and to the beach.

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However, this month's full moon has also gone by several other names, including Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Hoe Moon, and the Planting Moon, all of which stem from European or Native American origin and represent various milestones of the summer season, according to NASA. 

The nicknames Mead Moon or Honey Moon represent the time in June when honey is ready for harvesting. Mead, or honey wine, is a drink created by fermenting honey mixed with water and sometimes with fruits, spices, grains or hops. Rising around the time honey is harvested, the June full moon is often considered the "sweetest" moon of the year. Subsequently, the term "honeymoon" can be traced back to the tradition of marrying in June and the joyfulness of the first month of marriage. 

Adding to the moon's list of monikers, a tribe community from the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. calls the June full moon the LRO Moon, in honor of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which launched toward the moon on June 18, 2009 and is still operating today. 

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How to watch tonight's 'Strawberry Moon,' the last supermoon of 2021

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The moon's name refers to the short season for harvesting the fruit.

Stargazers are in for a treat over the next few nights with the arrival of the 'Strawberry Moon' -- the last supermoon of the year.

The moon, which occurs as the full moon in June, does not appear in a pinkish hue despite its name.

The strawberry moon was named by the Algonquins and refers to the relatively short season for harvesting the fruit, according to the Farmer's Almanac. When the moon appeared, the tribes used it as a signal that the fruit likely was ripe and ready for picking.

Tonight's moon is also a supermoon, a full moon or new moon that coincides with the moon's closest position to Earth, making the celestial body appear larger and brighter, according to NASA.

The supermoon will be close enough to the opposite the sun that it will pass through part of the partial shadow. The dimming of the moon during partial penumbral lunar eclipse that results is not noticeable without instrumentation and will not be visible for most of the Americas, according to NASA.

The next supermoon is not expected until June 14, 2022.

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