A Strawberry Moon in London’s Skies Tonight, 5 june

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The full moon will glow pink this evening

Lockdown has been blessed with several views already, with super-moons, star showers and even sights of Jupiter and Mars gracing the skies. It seems like the galactic show isn’t over yet, with a Strawberry moon showing for us tonight June 5.

It can be seen in the UK from late afternoon, this Friday, June 7, the Strawberry Moon, commonly known as the ‘rose moon’ in Europe, will appear low in the sky (depending on how dark the skies are, of course), in a reddish tone as it shines through more of the atmosphere than usual.

The June full moon got its title from Native Americans due to it coinciding with the strawberry season, a fruit which is original to North America. Other popular names include the Honey-moon and the Rose moon, for similar reasons such as roses blossoming during this time of year, and honey ripening.

It is usually at dusk, between 9-10 pm during British Summer Time when the Strawberry moon can be seen at its best, and you can catch this year’s tonight, Friday, June 5. So do not forget to watch the skies tonight!

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