Strawberry Moon Tonight

This is from Space Weather:

According to folklore, tonight’s full Moon is the Strawberry Moon, named after plants that bear their delicious red fruit during the month of June. But if this is really the Strawberry Moon, why does it look so …orange? John Stetson photographed the carrot coloured orb setting over Sebago Lake, Maine, on June 8th.”

Strawbwrry Moon

Strawberry Moon

The orange color is imprinted by the atmosphere. When the Moon is hanging low, airborne dust and other particles scatter blue from moonlight, leaving only red and orange hues.

Something else happens when the Moon is hanging low: The Moon Illusion magnifies its apparent size. It looks huge.Look for the Strawberry Moon rising in the east at sunset.  It’s a huge delight.”

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