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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Javier Garcia/Shutterstock (10671113o) The full moon rises over the Devil's Punchbowl, the National Trust Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Moonrise, Surrey - UK - 05 Jun 2020

Look out for tomorrow’s Strawberry Moon

A STRAWBERRY Moon is set to light up the sky tonight (Thursday) and will be the last supermoon of the year.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit and appears larger and brighter than a typical full moon.

The best time to see the moon at its biggest should be on late Thursday afternoon/evening as it rises in the east.

The moon will appear slightly smaller the higher it gets in the evening sky.

June’s full moon is always particularly low in the sky and can make it shine through more of the atmosphere than at other times in the year.

It won’t technically be pink or red but, according to NASA, its low position can sometimes give the full moon a reddish or rose colour.

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.


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