Astronomers around the world will be able to enjoy the glow of the Strawberry Moon on Thursday night.
According to NASA, the “marginal super moon” will appear opposite the sun in Earth longitude at 2:40 p.m. ET for much of Earth, although it will not be visible until it appears above. of the horizon.
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Additionally, because the sun appears highest in the sky at the summer solstice and the full moons are “facing the sun,” a full moon near the summer solstice will be low in the sky, the agency in a blog post.
“Particularly for the higher latitudes of Europe, when the full moon is low, it shines through more atmosphere, making it more likely to have a reddish color (for the same reasons as sunrises and sunsets). of the sun are red), ”wrote NASA’s Gregory Johnson. “For the Washington, DC area, on the morning of June 25, 2021, the full moon will peak for the night at 1:39 a.m. EDT, just 24.6 degrees above the southern horizon, the full lowest moon of the year. “
The Time and Date website has a city-specific moon calculator that shows moonrise in New York City at 8:53 p.m. EDT and in Los Angeles at 8:35 p.m. PT.
A virtual livestream of the event will take place as the strawberry moon rises over Rome, Italy at 3 p.m. ET by the nonprofit The virtual telescope project.
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However, unlike pink and blood moons, the strawberry moon will not appear in the evening sky as a giant, red or pink strawberry.
According to the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, the Strawberry Moon was named by the Algonquin tribes of the northeastern United States for the region’s short strawberry harvest season.
But, the Strawberry Moon has many other names, including the mead moon – a European drink created by fermenting honey with water, fruit, spices, grains, or hops – or the mead moon. honey.
The word “honeymoon” dates back to at least the 1500s in Europe and may be related to the honeymoon or its color.
In Hindu culture, this full moon corresponds to the celebration of Vat Purnima.
For Buddhists, the full moon is Poson Poya, which celebrates the introduction of Buddhism in 236 BC. the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter they launched in June 2009.
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NASA noted that there was a debate over whether the Strawberry Moon was close enough to Earth to be categorized as super moons and pointed out that the moon is smaller in apparent size and in brightness than the previous super moon series earlier this year.
Donut maker Krispy Kreme has decided the Strawberry Moon qualifies, announcing Monday that it will sell a limited-edition “Strawberry Supermoon Donut” at participating stores across the country.