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Full ‘Strawberry’ Moon For June

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Known as the honey moon for its sometimes-amber color, or strawberry moon for seasonal abundance, the June moon is technically full on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 a.m. The moon will rise tonight as the sun is setting.

“On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long,” according to EarthSky.org.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the June full moon is also called the rose moon or flower moon, says EarthSky. In the Southern Hemisphere, where winter is coming, this full moon is the oak moon, cold moon or long night’s moon.

Photo by Virginia Strauss

Source: Bob Berman, This Week’s Amazing Sky, The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Source: EarthSky.org

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