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Look Up for Tonight's Strawberry Moon


Last updated 6/21/2016 at 3:40pm

A rare "Strawberry Moon" will be on display in the sky tonight to welcome in summer. The uncommon event last took place 1967 and won't happen again until June 21, 2062.

"The Sun gets super high so this Moon must be super-low. Even at its loftiest at 1 a.m., it's downright wimpy-low. This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year, and the combination typically makes it amber colored," according to an explanation in the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Due to its amber hue, the moon is also called the Honey Moon, experts say. "June's Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.

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