‘Strawberry Moon’ is Coming Tonight, People!
Pagans and backyard astronomers, rejoice! And take very fuzzy pictures of the moon to post on Facebook.
Today is already a pretty big deal in the calendar being the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the official start of summer, you know the deal. Well, now, tonight is going to be a big deal in the sky because the strawberry moon will be shining.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac the reason why the moon will have a warm amber color tonight is because the sun is positioned higher in the sky and the moon is low in the sky. The moon reflects the light from the sun back to Earth though the muggy air and it looks like the moon is an amber/rosy color.
The strawberry moon got it's name from Native American Algonquin tribes who knew when the moon came around, that meant it was time to pick the ripe fruit because it was harvest time. the last time a summer solstice and a strawberry moon joined forces was in 1948.
So get out there an enjoy the day, and pick some fruit, will ya?