Awake The Moon: Strawberry Moon Supermoon To Light Up The Sky This Week

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Strawberry Moon, this same June supermoon, will be visible in the sky at night this week. So, according to NASA, the moon will be visible from Sunday’s moonrise through Wednesday’s moonset. However, it won’t be completely viewable in North America till after the moonrise early Tuesday, when it reaches its maximum at 7:52 a.m. ET.

This season’s strawberry moonlight will be one of 2 supermoons that will occur in the near future. The word “supermoon” is used to describe a full moon that also is stronger and bigger than normal due to its near proximity to the Earth.

The supermoon’s apparent dimension is comparable to that of other moons to the untrained eye. According to an expert, head of NASA’s Planetary Geology, Geophysics & Geochemistry Lab, the obvious shift in illumination improves viewing and provides a perfect chance for individuals to start repaying attention to the lunar surface and its stages.

In order to see the moon at its biggest, stare at it when it rises or sets; this is when it is most visible. Honey was available for harvest near the conclusion of the month, according to history sources from Europe, where this moon is sometimes referred to as the “honey moon” or even the “mead moon.” Furthermore, June’s status as a favorite month for weddings might explain the moniker honeymoon.

On such a full moon, married women wrap a ceremonial string across a banyan tree, fast, as well as pray for the longevity of their spouses during the Hindu holiday Vat Purnima.

This year’s October 25 partial eclipse of the sun will be seen from Greenland and Iceland through Europe towards the Middle East to the Arabian Peninsula to India and China. Those in North America will still not be able to see the partial eclipse of the sun.

William Reid
A science writer through and through, William Reid’s first starting working on offline local newspapers. An obsessive fascination with all things science/health blossomed from a hobby into a career. Before hopping over to Optic Flux, William worked as a freelancer for many online tech publications including ScienceWorld, JoyStiq and Digg. William serves as our lead science and health reporter.