Stargazers across the world treated to a strawberry full moon

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | Victoria Bell For Mailonline
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Astronomers and amateur star-gazers all over the world were treated to a so-called 'Strawberry Moon' rising in the skies ahead of the summer solstice.

The lunar phenomenon - which will appear again tonight if the skies are clear- will see the moon turn pink.

June - Moon - Name - Tribes - Time

The June full moon gets its name from early Native American tribes as it coincides with the time of year for gathering ripe fruit.

The Strawberry Moon is the sixth of this year's twelve full moon phases.

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Space agency NASA said the Moon will position itself opposite the Moon, fully illuminating its Earth-facing side.

Over the weekend, NASA said: 'The next Full Moon will be on Monday morning, June 17, 2019, appearing 'opposite' the Sun – in Earth-based longitude– at 4.31am EDT.

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'The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Saturday night through Tuesday morning.'

Here in the UK, the Full Moon's morning peak will not be visible.

Astronomers - Moon - Horizon - BST - London

Instead, hopeful astronomers will have to wait until later when the Moon slowly creeps over the horizon at 9.30am BST, when viewed from London.

In previous months, we've witnessed Snow Moons, Wolf Moons and even a Pink Moon.

UK - Rampion - Farm - Coast - Sussex

In the UK, it could be spotted rising above Rampion wind farm off the south coast of Sussex.

Elsewhere in Eastchruch, Kent, it was seen hovering above Shurland Hall in Eastchurch, Kent.

Bank - Buildings - Frankfurt - Germany - Centre

Above the bank buildings in Frankfurt, Germany's financial centre, an more orange-coloured moon could be seen in the skies.

In Tenerife, a multiple exposure image shows the strawberry moon setting on the island of La Gomera.

Name - June - Moon - Shade

The traditional Native American name for June's full moon suggests it may be turning a shade of red.

But while the moon won't be the colour of a ripe strawberry, it change colour...
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