A full "Strawberry Moon" is set to rise over Alberta tonight

Jun 5 2020, 12:03 pm

If you’re outside tonight, don’t forget to look up, as a full “Strawberry Moon” is set to rise over Alberta skies.

According to NASA, the moon will be approximately opposite the Sun so that it will pass through the partial shadow of the Earth, in what is called a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon.

However, ‘”the slight dimming during this eclipse will not be noticeable without instrumentation,” the agency said.

And for those in North America, the penumbral lunar eclipse won’t be visible because the moon becomes full during daylight hours when it’s below the horizon.

Instead, the full Strawberry Moon will be visible, and will stay that way into the early-morning hours on Sunday.

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the Strawberry Moon takes its name from Algonquin Indigenous peoples, who gave it the name due to the fact it appeared around the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the northeastern United States.

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