The last supermoon of 2021 will glow pink this Thursday.
This year has been blessed with a number of spectacles already, including a supermoon and lunar eclipse. And it looks like the galactic show isn’t over yet, with a Strawberry moon in store for us this week.
Visible in the US from Wednesday to Friday, the Strawberry moon – known as the ‘rose moon’ in Europe – will peak in the sky this Thursday just after sunset, boasting a reddish tone as it shines through more of the atmosphere than usual.
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.
The Strawberry moon is set to reach peak illumination at 1:40 pm local time on Thursday June 24 according to Farmer’s Almanac, but won’t be visible until it lifts above the horizon that evening.