Welcome to summer!  These are the nights for lightning bugs and full moons and we're starting summer off with a big one tonight.

Yes, today is the first full day of summer, and tonight is the "Strawberry Full Moon."

Why is it called a "Strawberry Moon?"

You've heard of a blood moon or a harvest moon, and maybe even a strawberry moon.  But why do they call them that?  The naming of the type of full moon has more to do with the season when it comes out than what it will look like.  The Strawberry Moon is named because of the fact that it lines up with when strawberries are at their peak harvest time.

Will the moon look more like a strawberry on a Strawberry Moon?

Unfortunately, it will not.  As cool as that sounds, it will still look like a regular moon, only it will be full and will look huge.

Why will it look so huge?

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the moon will be at it's lowest point of the year.  They even say that it's the lowest they've seen it in years.  Because of that, it will look much bigger to us in the northern hemisphere.

How will I be able to catch the Full Strawberry Moon?

There's not much strategy to catching the Full Strawberry Moon.  All you have to do is be outside.  USA Today is saying that the moon will become full at 9:08 p.m.  However, you will see the full moon for about three days.  So don't worry if you don't catch it on Friday.  You might be able to get a glimpse of it on Saturday too!

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