It is pegged the "Strawberry Moon". He likened the Strawberry Moon to September's Harvest Moon in terms of scope and illumination, which would have, in the days of yesteryear, "extend (ed) the picking of crops well into the night".
The names of full moons are derived from the 1930s Maine Farmer's Almanac, which uses Native American names each for month's full moon.
Instead, the native Algonquin tribe came up with the moniker to mark the short season for harvesting strawberries each June, according to the Farmers' Almanac, which started listing Indian moon names in the 1930s.
The Strawberry Moon is also sometimes known as Mead Moon, Honey Moon, Long Night Moon or Cold Moon. The full moon itself occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, so only night owls will have seen it in full glory.
The name Rose Moon is derived from the romantic connotations the full moon has to this time of the year.
The best time to view the Strawberry Moon will vary depending on the time zone.
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This means the Moon's moment of full-on illumination by the Sun was not seen and took place in the nightside of Earth.
The moon will technically be at its fullest at 9.30pm, and won't set until 5.39am on Tuesday. But before anyone digs out ingredients for a shortcake, Adler Planetarium Director of Public Observing Michelle Nichols cautions that this moon isn't so different from any other, though it might sound good enough to eat.
In Anglo Saxon times it was the Mead Moon because this was the time for mowing the meads, or meadows. You may notice a bright object floating just above the moon.
The Full Moon will be visible everywhere tonight in the nightside of the Earth. Due to that, the moon shines through more atmosphere than usual, giving it a reddish hue.
Further east, in Moscow, the Full Moon will rise over the horizon around 9.17pm (MST).