Full moon Friday night is known as the Full Strawberry Moon

Full moon Friday night is known as the Full Strawberry Moon

Full moon Friday night is known as the Full Strawberry Moon

Of course, the moon is the same size it always is, but it appears larger and smaller during phases of the year because it does not orbit the Earth in a flawless circle.

The night of June 9, will have the strawberry moon of the year.

Thursday's moon would also be this year's "smallest" Full Moon. This point will be occupied on June 8, and that's why the moon of June 9 will appear so small.

Micromoon: A Full Moon or New Moon that takes place when the center of the Moon is farther than 251,655 miles (405,000 kilometers) from the center of Earth. In Europe, it's referred to as the "rose moon" (for roses that bloom in June), and some cultures call it the "hot moon" because it usually arrives when the heat of summer starts getting intense.

It got this name from the Algonquin Indians in the Northeast U.S. The June full moon often occurs at about the same time strawberries reach their peak ripeness in this part of the country. The moon's orbit around Earth is not shaped as a ideal circle. Again, there won't be anything special with how the moon will appear on June 9 nor will it shine in strawberry pink unlike the extremely large supermoon from past year. The Apogee is the farthest point in the moon's orbit from the Earth. This represents the perigee, when the moon is placed 220,000 miles away from Earth.

The minimoon is also known as the Strawberry Moon in native communities in north-eastern United States.

Some people around the world, however, have a different nickname for the June full moon.

It's been called the "mini-moon" and the "micro-moon" according to EarthSky.

The Strawberry Moon will reach its fullest phase on June 09, at 1309 GMT or 9:09 a.m. EDT. Rather, the name derives from the time of year when strawberries ripen and are ready for harvest.

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