What time will the strawberry full moon rise tonight?

A SPECTACULAR Strawberry Moon will light up the sky tonight.

The rare lunar event comes just days after the summer solstice on June 21. Here is what you need to know.

Don’t miss the Strawberry Moon on June 24[/caption]

What time will the strawberry full moon rise tonight?

The full moon, otherwise known as the Strawberry Moon, will grace our skies tonight, June 24.

It will reach peak brightness in the UK at 7.39pm, but it won’t have fully risen above the horizon at that point.

So Brits are advised to head outside just after the sun sets at 9.22pm and stick around for half an hour for specular viewing.

Look southeastward and you should be able to spot a beautiful disk in the sky.

However, it will also look bigger and bright than normal the day or two after.

Where is best to see the strawberry full moon?

Experts reckon the best place to see the Strawberry Moon is from somewhere with a clear view of the eastern horizon.

Get yourself somewhere high up – a big hill or the top of a building – where your view won’t be interrupted.

Coastal areas can also provide spectacular viewpoints.

Look southeastwards after sunset on June 24 to spot it

Will the moon be red?

The moon won’t technically be pink or red, but, according to Nasa, its low position can sometimes give it a reddish or rose colour.

Its strawberry name is actually more to do with the fruit than the Moon itself, as Nasa explains on its website.

Nasa explains: “The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published ‘Indian’ names for the full Moons in the 1930s.

“According to this Almanac, as the full moon in June and the last full moon of spring, the Algonquin tribes called this the Strawberry Moon.

“The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the north-eastern United States.”

Another name given to the phenomenon is Mead Moon or the Honey Moon – a time when honey is ripe and ready to be harvested, potentially to be turned into mead.

The 1500s term “honeymoon” may be linked to this full moon, referring to the first month after marriage.

The June 24 Strawberry Moon will be last full moon of 2021[/caption]

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