A Full Strawberry Moon Is Rising Over Canada This Week & It Will Be A Delicious Sight
Look to the skies!
If you feel like you need a distraction from everything happening on Earth right now, you'll have a good one this week. A full strawberry moon will be making an appearance. You can catch this delicious sight on June 5.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, Canadians will be able to see this incredible celestial sight starting at 3:12 PM Eastern Time. You'll even be able to see it rising opposite the sunset.
While the Earth's natural satellite will only be technically full on June 5, it will still look full on the day before and after as well. That means if you can't catch it on Friday, you can try and spot it on Thursday and Saturday too.
The big question people might have about the strawberry moon is whetheror red like its namesake fruit.
Unfortunately, the name doesn't apply to, but rather to the time of year when it shows up. The Farmer's almanac warns not to believe any photos that are discoloured.
Theof June was often associated with the first strawberries of the year by Algonquin tribes.
Due to coinciding with the peak harvest time for the delicious fruit, the name was almost universally adopted by other tribes as well.
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.
The celestial body will also experience a penumbral lunar eclipse, where part of it is covered by Earth's penumbral shadow. However, this phenomenon is not often noticeable by observers.
The Almanac states that less than six-tenths of the orb will fall into the shadow, and therefore will hardly be visible at all, except to those in central and east Africa, Eastern Europe, western and central Asia, most of Indonesia and Australia.