Tonight – June 8, 2017 – the Strawberry Moon will look plenty full as it groups up with the star Antares and the planet Saturn in the southeastern sky at nightfall. As our Earth turns underneath the heavens, the full-looking moon, Antares and Saturn will move westward across the nighttime sky. The celestial threesome will climb highest up tonight around midnight, and will sit low in the west at dawn June 9. In North America, we commonly call the June full moon the Strawberry Moon.
|Moonrise, August 2005 Fir0002/Flagstaffotos|
It's rising right now on the East Coast! Such a treat with Antares and Saturn as companions. Among other details it is the smallest full moon of the year. For more on the Full Strawberry Moon check out this post at earthsky.org.
Photos and Illustrations:
Full Moon entry, wikipedia.org
quote, Strawberry Moon article, June 8, 2017, earthsky.org