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The Strawberry Moon rises over lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center on June 06, 2017 in Montclair, New Jersey.

Tonight's moon isn't just any old moon: It's the Strawberry Moon.

The Strawberry Moon, the first full moon that falls during strawberry season, will hit its peak fullness on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:53 p.m PT and on Thursday, June 28 at 12:53 a.m. ET. When this happens, the Moon will not completely disappear from view under the shadow, it does however, take on a deep red, nearly burnt orange colour.

The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year because it takes a low, shallow path across the sky, said Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's planetarium.

June's full "Strawberry Moon" is arriving tonight - and it comes with a special treat for stargazers: Saturn will also be at its biggest and brightest. The moon will rise at 8:05 p.m.in NY, with sunset at 8:31 p.m. They usually named a full moon based on some significant event that occurred around that time.

Look for the Strawberry Moon at dusk, and keep looking for 15 minutes to give the Earth time to rotate a little to reveal the full moon.


It will rise in the east after sunset. And yes, it will look larger than normal - but this always happens when the moon is near the horizon.

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Mars will be the brightest and closest to Earth since 2003, according to Earth & Sky.

Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia. Also at that moment, Saturn will be right next to the moon.

Next month, there will be a total lunar eclipse which is going to be the longest one this century, say astronomers.

The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. This eclipse will be 40 minutes longer than the previous super blue "blood moon" in January 2018.


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