Here's the best time to check out the Strawberry Moon eclipse tonight

Since it is a penumbral lunar eclipse after some time the Strawberry Moon is likely to be faint and make it difficult for people to see

Since it is a penumbral lunar eclipse after some time the Strawberry Moon is likely to be faint and make it difficult for people to see

Some consider this full Moon the Rose Moon, but I think this better fits the full Moon after next on July 5. Also known as the "Transylvania effect", it is the belief the full moon causes people to go mad.

Note: indianexpress.com will also be running a live blog for the same keeping you up to date with the stages of the Strawberry Lunar Eclipse.

"An old European name for this full Moon is the Mead Moon or the Honey Moon".

So what does the "strawberry moon" mean? It's because it occurs in the short span of strawberry harvesting season in the north-eastern United States. Every full moon in June is in fact a "strawberry" moon.

In Europe, it was often referred to as the Rose Moon, since it coincided with roses starting to bloom for the first time each year. This is not because of the moon's pink colour as many would wrongly assume, but rather due to a North American tradition, as per the experts.

To make sure you catch it, the moon can be seen rising tonight at around 8pm, it will then burn brightly throughout the night. This incident, which NASA marks to be appearing on June 5, 3.12 PM EDT, is of Moon appearing opposite of the sun.

The Cristo Rey monument is silhouetted against the full moon in Cali, Colombia, early on 17 June 2019. The moon will be at its brightest at around 21:12 SAST on Friday.

If you feel like you need a distraction from everything happening on Earth right now, you'll have a good one this week. "This eclipse will be visible from parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America, but will not be visible from North America".

It so happens that a few days after the solstice will take place on solar eclipse in which the Moon will hide the light of the star, casting a shadow on certain parts of the Earth.

Since the penumbra is much fainter than the dark core of the earth's shadow, a penumbral eclipse is hard to distinguish from the normal full moon.

This type of eclipse is subtle and easy to miss.

In an annular solar eclipse, the sun will appear like a ring of fire around the area covered by the moon. This time, it will be a penumbral eclipse, the maximum extent of which will be visible at 12.54 am on June 6. The name comes from the season when a buck's antlers are in full growth mode.

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