The full moon will glow pink this Friday.
Lockdown has been blessed with a number of spectacles already, with supermoons, meteor showers and even sights of Jupiter and Mars gracing our skies. And it looks like the galactic show isn’t over yet, with a Strawberry moon in store for us this week.
Visible in the U.S. from the late evening, the Strawberry moon – known as the ‘rose moon’ in Europe – will appear low in the sky this Friday (dependent on how clear the skies are that day), boasting a reddish tone as it shines through more of the atmosphere than usual.
According to Travel & Leisure, the best times to see the moon in all its glory are at moonrise and moonset. For moonset, try for 4:45am or 5am tomorrow morning 6/5 (since sunrise is about 5:15am) if you’re in NYC. For moonrise, try for 8:15-8:20pm, just before sunset which is at 8:24pm tomorrow evening.
The June full moon gained its title from Native Americans due to it coinciding with the strawberry harvest. Other traditional names include the Honey moon and the Rose moon, for similar reasons such as roses blossoming at this time of year, and honey ripening.