June’s Full Moon, Strawberry Moon, will peak on Tuesday.

The moon will appear full from Sunday until moonset on Wednesday. NASA. It will peak at 7:52 am ET Tuesday, but will not be fully visible in North America until moonrise. This year’s strawberry moon is the first of two consecutive supermoons.

While there is no single definition, the term supermoon usually refers to a full moon that appears brighter and larger than other moons because it is in its orbit close to Earth.

To the casual observer, a supermoon may appear to be the size of other moons. However, a noticeable change in brightness improves visibility and creates a great opportunity for people to start paying attention to the moon and its phases, said Noah Petro, head of NASA’s Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory.

The ideal time to look at the moon is when it rises or sets, because that’s when it will appear largest to the naked eye, said Jacqueline Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. (Old Farmer’s Almanac Calculator can help you find out what time the moon rises and sets in your area.)

The best views of the June full moon in the US will be in the southern half of the country and in the southwest. A series of weak storms will pass through the northeast region and the Great Lakes regions earlier in the week, creating cloudy conditions that will make it difficult to get clear images, according to CNN meteorologist Gene Norman.

Petro recommends that moonwatchers look for a clear horizon and avoid areas with tall buildings and dense forests. He also urges people to stay away from bright lights if possible for maximum visibility.

The name “strawberry moon” is rooted in the traditions of the indigenous peoples of the northeastern United States, including the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota and Lakota communities, who saw this celestial event as a sign that strawberries and other fruits were ripe and ready to be harvested. The Haida people refer to the moon as the moon where the berries ripen. Old Farmer’s Almanac.

In Europe, this moon is often referred to as the honey moon or honey moon, and historical records from the region suggest that the honey was ready to be harvested around the end of the month. Additionally, the name “honey moon” may refer to June’s reputation as a popular month for marriages.

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This full moon corresponds to the Hindu festival of Wat Purnima, a festival when married women tie a ceremonial thread around a banyan tree and fast to pray that their spouse will live a long life.

For Buddhists, this moon is Poson Poya, named after the festival celebrating the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka in 236 BC.

There will be six more full moons in 2022, according to forecasts. Old Farmers’ Almanac:
  • September 10: Harvest Moon
These are popular names associated with the monthly full moons, but the meaning of each can vary. among Indian tribes.

Lunar and solar eclipses

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, there will be another total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse in 2022.

Partial solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, but only blocks some of its light. Be sure to wear suitable solar eclipse glasses to view solar eclipses safely, as sunlight can damage your eyes.

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A partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible from Greenland, Iceland, Europe, northeast Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India and western China. This partial solar eclipse will not be visible from North America.

A total lunar eclipse will also be on display in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America, and North America on November 8 from 3:01 am to 8:58 am ET. regions of North America.

Meteor Rain

Check remaining meteor showers which will peak in 2022:
  • Southern Delta Aquariids: July 29th to 30th.
  • Alpha Capricornidae: July 30th to 31st.
  • Perseids: from 11 to 12 August.
  • Orionids: from 20 to 21 October.
  • Southern Taurids: from 4 to 5 November.
  • Northern Taurids: from 11 to 12 November.
  • Leonids: from 17 to 18 November.
  • Geminids: from December 13 to 14.
  • Ursids: from 21 to 22 December.

If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place not dotted with city lights to get the best view.

Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. And give your eyes 20 to 30 minutes without looking at your phone or other electronics to adjust to the dark so meteors are easier to spot.

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