It is time for another remarkable celestial event. Look for the Strawberry Moon 2019 in the sky. And for the keen eyes there is a heavenly bonus with a prominent appearance from one of our fellow planet.
So you're not disappointed or confused, most importantly first: The moon will not look really big, round strawberry. This is because the name originates in North America from Algonquin tribes of the Native Americans. This full moon was the sign of the harvest of wild strawberries, according to The Old Farmer & # 39; s Almanac.
This moon has other names in other parts of the world. In Europe, it can be called Honey Moon, Mead Moon or Full Rose Moon. According to EarthSky.org, in the southern hemisphere Oak Moon, Cold Moon or Long Night Moon can pass.
When is the best time to see it?
The Peak of the Full Moon Depends on Your Time
In the eastern time zone of the United States, this will happen on Monday, June 17, at 4:30. On the Pacific West Coast, the highlight is at 1:30 am on the other side of the globe, New Delhi, India, peaking at 2:00 pm.
Check timeanddate.com at the top right corner to determine the time for your location.
However, keep in mind that peak time is not your only viewing time. As the almanac of the old farmer explains, the moon appears full on the Father's Day (Sunday, June 16) shortly after sunset.
For the best impression you should not look at peak time but with the moon still low on the horizon, says CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.
"My favorite time to observe the full moon is to climb over the eastern horizon. When the moon is low on the horizon, you can capture the view with objects in the foreground and make the moon appear larger.
Suppose you are in town, watching between a and a. A few buildings or above the skyline will feel so much bigger and more effective. "He adds that the perspective could be very enjoyable if you are around the ocean, a lake or mountains.
Now for this heavenly bonus. You may notice a bright object floating directly above the moon. This is not a star, but Jupiter.
The largest planet of the solar system approached the Earth on 10 June 2019, but is still clearly visible in the night sky. Even ordinary binoculars should deliver impressive results.
For those who want to follow terrestrial and heavenly events, the summer solstice is approaching in a matter of days – on Friday, June 21st.
And the next full moon after the strawberry is the full moon on the 16th of July.