See The Colorful Strawberry Moon in Iowa Skies Tonight

A full moon known as a strawberry moon rises over 42nd Street in New York United States

‘Strawberry Moon’ to illuminate the night. Here’s what to know | Miami Herald

A digital rendering of how the moon will appear during the June 5 penumbral eclipse.

In Europe, NASA said the full moon has been called the Mead Moon or the Honey Moon after the fermented drink. This full moon was their sign to harvest wild strawberries, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. This makes it the first full moon of summer, which began on June 1.

The moon will be full on Friday, at 3:12 p.m. ET.

The full Moon is set to dazzle us this Friday and there will even be a slight eclipse visible in certain areas across the globe.

'This year has been full of astronomical events with the supermoons over the past few months and it doesn't end there.

Despite the name Strawberry Moon, this won't be a darker shade of juicy red, however.

Before strawberries were introduced to this side of the pond, the June Full Moon was known as the Rose Moon due to the blossoming of roses. A penumbral eclipse is a bit hard to distinguish from a normal Full Moon.

For those still reeling from the highs of seeing Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken launched into orbit, and wanting to enjoy another live space event, tonight's "strawberry moon" and partial penumbral eclipse might do the trick.

There are three types - total, partial and penumbral - with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth's shadow completely covers the moon. The Moon only moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth's shadow called the penumbra. The only distinguishing factor will be that the moon will appear darker. The Earth's shadow is only able to block some of the Sun's light, so only a small part of the Moon is darkened. Since 12 lunar cycles are about 11 days shorter than a solar year, lunisolar calendars add a "leap" month as needed to keep in sync with the seasons.

The moon is also expected to have a tea-coloured hue.

Other cultures, however, see eclipses as a time for change. It won't be visible in North America, but people in Europe and Africa and eastward to Asia and Australia may see a very subtle darkening of the moon's color. The next full moon will be July 5th, it is know as the buck moon.

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