Strawberry Moon, the June full moon, will be visible in the sky this week. According to NASA, the full moon will be visible from Sunday’s moonrise until Wednesday’s moonset. On Tuesday morning, it will peak at 7:52 a.m. ET but won’t be fully visible in North America until after the moon rises. This year’s strawberry moon is the first of two supermoons that will occur in the near future.
The term “supermoon” is used to describe a full moon that is brighter and larger than normal due to its close proximity to the Earth. The supermoon may appear the same size as other moons to the untrained eye.
Head of Nasa’s Planetary Geology.
According to Noah Petro, head of NASA‘s Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab, the noticeable change in brightness improves visibility and provides a great opportunity for people to begin paying attention to the moon and its phases.
According to American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist Jacqueline Faherty, the best time to view the moon is when it is rising or setting, when it appears to be the largest to the naked eye. Calculate your local sunrise and sunset times by using the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s moonrise/set calculator.)
A full moon will be best seen in the southern and southwestern United States during June. Storms moving through the Northeast and Great Lakes regions early this week will bring cloudy conditions that will make it difficult to see, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman predicted.
Petro advises those interested in viewing the moon to find a location with a clear horizon and steer clear of areas covered in tall buildings or dense forest. In addition, he advises people to avoid bright lights whenever possible in order to ensure maximum visibility.
The Northeastern United States.
Native Americans in the northeastern United States, such as the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, gave the strawberry moon its name because they believed the celestial event signaled the ripeness of strawberries and other fruits. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Haida people refer to the moon as the berry-ripening moon.
Honey was ready for harvest around the end of the month, according to historical writings from Europe, where this moon is often referred to as the “honeymoon” or the “mead moon.” In addition, the term honeymoon may refer to June’s reputation as a popular month for weddings.
The Hindu Festival of Vat Purnima.
On the Hindu festival of Vat Purnima, married women fast in order to pray for the long life of their spouse and tie a ceremonial thread around a banyan tree. This is the Poson Poya moon for Buddhists, which commemorates the date in 236 BC when Buddhism was first introduced in Sri Lanka.
According to The Old Farmers’ Almanac, there will be six more full moons in 2022:
July 13: Buck Moon
- The full moon of Sturgeon will appear on August 11th.
- This is the Harvest Moon, which occurs on September 10th.
- Hunting Moon on October 9th.
- When the Beaver Moon rises on November 8, you know it’s time to get
- A cold moon rises on December 7.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Native American tribes may have different interpretations of the names given to the monthly full moons, but these are the common names given to them.
The totality of the moon’s and sun’s shadows. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, there will be one more total lunar eclipse and one partial solar eclipse in 2022.
When the moon passes in front of the sun, but only partially blocks its light, it is referred to as a partial solar eclipse. To protect your eyes from the sun’s light, always wear eclipse glasses when watching a solar eclipse.
A Total Lunar Eclipse.
On October 25, people in Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India, and western China will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. North Americans will not be able to see this partial solar eclipse.
There will also be a total lunar eclipse on November 8 for those in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America, and North America; however, the moon will be setting in the eastern regions of North America at 3:01 a.m. ET and 8:58 a.m.