Tomorrow, Thursday, June 24, 2021, the sky will be lit up by the last giant moon of this year, known as the “strawberry moon”, but its name does not refer to its color in any way, so do not expect to see a pink moon, but it will illuminate the sky with a golden color.
The moon was named by this name because of its association with the strawberry harvest season that coincides with the ripening of the fruits for picking in North America.
NASA says the Strawberry Moon will be visible early Wednesday morning, but will reach its zenith the next day at 2:40 p.m. ET, and will remain illuminated until Saturday.
The giant moon has several names, including “green corn moon”, “birth moon”, and “honey moon”, and is believed to be associated with the phrase “honeymoon”, perhaps because the tradition of marriage was in the month of June.
This month’s full moon will be 224,662 miles from Earth, making it the farthest supermoon in 2021, while the other two supermoons in April and May were just over 222,000 miles away.
The June full moon also marks the end of the first half of 2021, which has been filled with six months of lunar events, including two previous supermoons in April and May, an annular solar eclipse in June, and a lunar eclipse in May.