'Super strawberry moon' to make luminary debut over southern Utah this week

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What is a 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. ... The strawberry moon is also called "hot moon" because it rises right around the beginning of summer. USA TODAYHow to watch the last – and most adorably named – supermoon of 2021. It's the strawberry moon.

What time is strawberry moon tonight?

The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises tonight (June 24), marking the last supermoon of the year. June's full moon arrives Thursday (June 24) at 2:40 p.m. EDT (1940 GMT). Space.comThe full Strawberry Moon, the last supermoon of 2021, rises tonight! Here’s what to expect

When can I see the Strawberry Moon 2021?

A “strawberry moon” will rise on Thursday, June 24th. Here's what you need to know. According to astronomers, the final “Supermoon” of 2021 will take place on Thursday night in the Northern Hemisphere, and the next one won't take place for nearly a year. NBC ChicagoThis Week's ‘Strawberry Moon' Will be Final ‘Supermoon' of 2021

Is the strawberry moon tonight?

It will also be a supermoon, the last of 2021. Tonight's full moon is worth seeing for two reasons: It's the Strawberry Moon, and it's also the last supermoon of 2021, according to NASA. The moon will hit its peak fullness during the day today, at 1:40 p.m CDT, but it will appear full tonight as well. al.comStrawberry moon 2021: See the year’s last supermoon tonight

On the heels of two back-to-back eclipses and summer solstice, June's full moon is best known as the Strawberry Moon, and it is also a marginal supermoon, so it will be roughly 7% bigger and 15% brighter than a normal moon, according to NASA.

In southern Utah, the Strawberry Supermoon will appear full for about three days starting early Thursday through early Saturday. After finding a spot with an unobstructed view of the southeastern horizon, skywatchers can watch the show starting 30 minutes after sunset.

According to Farmer's Almanac's moonrise and moonset calculator, on Thursday evening the moon will rise in the southeast at 9:25 p.m. and it will set the following morning in the southwest at 5:56 a.m.

Each full moon has its own name based on the month in which it appears, and this year's moon gets its name from the Algonquin tribe that designated the last full moon of spring to represent the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the north-eastern United States.

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The Strawberry Moon: How, when to watch it

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Stargazers around the world will be able to enjoy the glow of the Strawberry Moon on Thursday night.

According to NASA, the "marginal supermoon" will appear opposite the sun in Earth-based longitude at 2:40 p.m. ET for much of the Earth, though it won't be visible until it appears above the horizon.

In addition, because the sun appears highest in the sky on the summer solstice and full moons are "opposite the sun," a full moon near the summer solstice will be low in the sky, the agency said in a blog post.

"Particularly for Europe's higher latitudes, when the full moon is low it shines through more atmosphere, making it more likely to have a reddish color (for the same reasons that sunrises and sunsets are red)," wrote NASA's Gregory Johnson. "For the Washington, D.C. area, on the morning of June 25, 2021, the full moon will reach its highest for the night at 1:39 a.m. EDT, only 24.6 degrees above the southern horizon, the lowest full moon of the year."

The website Time and Date has a city-specific moon calculator that shows the moonrise in New York City at 8:53 p.m. EDT and Los Angeles at 8:35 p.m. PT.

However, unlike the pink and blood moons, the Strawberry Moon will not appear against the evening sky like a giant, red or pink strawberry. 

According to the Maine Farmer's Almanac, the Strawberry Moon was named by the Algonquin tribes of the northeastern U.S. for the region's short season for harvesting strawberries.

But, the Strawberry Moon has many other names, including the mead moon – a European drink created by fermenting honey with water, fruits, spices, grains or hops – or honey moon. 

The word "honeymoon" traces back to at least the 1500s in Europe and may be tied to the honey moon or its color. 

In Hindu culture, this full moon corresponds with the celebration of Vat Purnima.

For Buddhists the full moon is the Poson Poya, which celebrates the introduction of Buddhism in 236 BCE and for another tribe mostly inhabiting the Mid-Atlantic region – and devoted to the study of the moon – calls June's full moon the LRO Moon in honor of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter they launched in June 2009.

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NASA noted that there is debate over whether the Strawberry Moon is close enough to Earth to be categorized as a supermoon and pointed out that the moon is smaller in apparent size and brightness than the series of previous supermoons earlier this year.

Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme has decided that the Strawberry Moon qualifies, announcing Monday that it would sell a limited edition "Strawberry Supermoon Doughnut" at participating shops across the country.

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