How Can We See The Strawberry Moon Rise Here In WNY?
It's pretty common to get a time for the sunrise and sunset, but where do you find a moonrise time?
There is a strawberry moon on Thursday. Unfortunately, they don't call it that because it looks like one. There's actually another reason why it's called that. I'll get to that in just a bit.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the term "Strawberry Moon" is a native American phrase that comes from The North American Algonquin tribe and it was a reminder to start picking wild ripened strawberries. In Europe, they called it the "Full Rose Moon" or the "Honey Moon."
They say that the moon will reach its peak at 2:40 pm on Thursday, June 24th. Of course, we won't be able to see it all that well then, but around 9 pm it should be at its fullest and brightest.
Sadly, as I mentioned earlier, it doesn't really have a red hue to it. That would be super cool to see. But it still will be a colorful full moon. Look for it to be more of a yellow though.
The moon will be low so you will get what you call a "moon illusion" from it. This means that it will look much bigger because it will be lower.
We only get so many full moons in a year. It's kind of hard to believe that we've already had 3 supermoons this year. This will make our 6th full moon and 4th and final supermoon of 2021.
If you want to see it, make sure to check your moonrise time. Just click here and enter your zip code. It's simple as that!
Happy moon gazing!
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