Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June

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On Wednesday, the summer's first full moon, nicknamed the "Strawberry Moon", will rise at around 12:53 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

This is the closest to Earth that Saturn will be this year as Saturn's rotational axis will now pull the planet away. "It's a cool moon because it traces a shallow path across the sky", Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium said to Journal Sentinel. The full moon of June was named by the Native American Algonquin tribe for the wild berries that grow around the same time, so it'll basically look the same as any other full moon but with a slightly orange tinge, according to Travel + Leisure. Moonrise will occur at 8:24 p.m.

The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year because it takes a low, shallow path across the sky, said Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's planetarium.

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Binoculars or telescopes will provide the best view of the moon, but given the hot weather in the United Kingdom there are set to be clear skies meaning there should be an unobstructed view of the lunar event.

So starting Tuesday night, head outside with a telescope or binoculars if you can and look for Saturn shining in the east relatively close to the big moon.

This will make it easy for people of all ages to spot Saturn among a sea of countless stars in the night sky.

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The moon will appear in the sky to the north or northeast, with Saturn appearing below the Strawberry Moon. The higher your observation point, and the fewer buildings and cloud are obstructing the horizon, the sooner you'll see it.

Should you miss Wednesday's night-sky show, a almost full moon may cast a strawberry hue once again Thursday night. But this month's Moon cycle may have you hankering for a snack.

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