The strawberry moon happens in June, when strawberries are ripe for picking.

The Strawberry Moon rises over lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center on June 06, 2017 in Montclair, New Jersey.

The ringed planet will look like a bright star next to the moon, which is full at 10:53 p.m.in Denver. July 27-28 (depending on where you are in the world) marks both a full moon and a moon apogee, which is the farthest orbital point from Earth.

If skies are clear Wednesday night, go outside and look up. When it's in its full phase, the moon is incredibly bright and nearly impossible to look at for more than a few seconds. They usually named a full moon based on some significant event that occurred around that time. It will rise in the east Wednesday at 7:28 p.m. and Thursday at 8:16 p.m.

Here's the sky cover forecast for 8 p.m. CDT Wednesday.

The name comes from Algonquin tribes of Native Americans, who took this full moon as a sign to harvest wild strawberries, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The planet, it added, will rise in the southeast sky around sunset before setting in the west around sunrise.

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As the moon pokes above the horizon, it will be a delicate orange color.

"Sometimes called an apogean full moon, or micro-moon or mini-moon, this smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that's closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit", McClure said.

Despite its name, the Strawberry Moon will not turn a deep red or pink colour on Thursday night.

The next full moon will be on Friday, July 27, at 3:20 p.m. CDT.

Not only will skywatchers be able to see the Strawberry Moon, but Saturn will also be visible. It is going to be a "blood moon" and it is projected to be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. Those on the night side of Earth in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia will all get a great view. This eclipse will be 40 minutes longer than the previous super blue "blood moon" in January 2018.


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