Strawberry “Mini-Moon” Full Moon – June 9, 2017

DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THE STRAWBERRY MINIMOON — June’s full moon is often called the strawberry moon. It got its nickname from the Algonquin Indian tribe because it signaled the best time to pick strawberries. Tonight we will see a special type of full moon that comes only once a year: the minimoon, or a full moon that appears slightly smaller than usual. The natural satellite will be below the horizon for observers in the continental U.S., but early risers in Hawai’i and parts of Alaska will have a chance to see the minimoon at its fullest, weather permitting at 9:09 a.m. EDT (1309 GMT).

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