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Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018

Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018”

According to EarthSky the mini moon will hit its fullest point while it's about 30,000 miles farther from Earth than the year's closest new moon on May 25.

Historic Algonquin Native American tribes established the name of the Strawberry Full Moon because of the importance of strawberries in their culture, as the leaves and roots were often used for medical treatment.

There's a very straightforward explanation: The Strawberry Moon is a bit smaller than the other full moons, due its changing position in relation to the Earth.

When the moon turns full, it will not even be entirely visible at that time across the United States, as it will have already set some hours before. But on Friday, the moon will appear 12.3% smaller than average.

It only happens once in a blue moon, and it's happening Friday night. But, if you don't notice the moon's petit size on Friday, you will see the bright planet nearby, Saturn.

As for when you'll be able to view the full moon?

The moon will be at its fullest (99.7% full) the following morning at 1:08 a.m.

Some people around the world, however, have a different nickname for the June full moon. Also, it should serve as a reminder that it's time to start picking them up.

The strawberry moon actually hit its fullest point on Friday morning - at 8:10 a.m. CDT on June 9 - but it will still appear almost full on Friday night, according to astronomers. That's when the International Space Station will cross the northwest sky for a few minutes.

Ottwell added that from a visual point, the June moon's low trajectory takes it through the lowest part of the atmosphere, its light is attenuated and tends to look more amber or golden yellow, thus resembling the color of honey.



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