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A full "Strawberry Moon" is set to rise over Vancouver tonight

The full moon of June is known as the Strawberry Moon as the fruits ripen this month and the eclipse associated with it is the "Strawberry Moon Eclipse", reports NDTV.

Are Strawberry Moons red or pink in color? That's because, in North America, the name comes from Native American Algonquin tribes.

Other names for the first full moon is June are Rose Moon and Flower Moon. The term "honeymoon" dates back in Europe to at least the 1500s.

How are full moons named?

The magical full moon over East London, South Africa, last night.

On 21 June there'll be an eclipse of the sun, the first solar eclipse this year.

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Why is this Full Moon called a Strawberry Moon? For certain parts of the planet, it coincided with an understated partial eclipse.

On Friday, people across most parts of the world will be able to witness a "Strawberry Moon".

If you're wondering when the best time is to see the Strawberry Moon in your town, you can use this tool from the Farmer's Almanac. Space says it would have just "tinted" the lower edge of the moon. A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow called the penumbra. It won't be visible in North America.

The CosmoSapiens YouTube channel will also be showing a live stream - which you can view below - of the "strawberry moon" and partial penumbral eclipse "for stargazers experiencing bad weather or light-polluted night skies". But this is a special event, which leads to three eclipses. "If the eclipses are going to take up in the beginning or end of the season, the chances that they are going to be total eclipses are very slim", he explains.

The Strawberry Moon will set at 7:05 a.m. There will have another penumbral lunar eclipse on November 30 and a total solar eclipse through the southern portions of Chile and Argentina on December 14 at the next eclipse season.



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