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Strawberry Moon: How To See The June Full Moon In NH

Patch logo Patch 6/23/2021 Dave Copeland
Skywatchers in New Hampshire will be rewarded with a sweet treat this week when the Strawberry Moon makes an appearance over our state. © Getty Images/iStockphoto Skywatchers in New Hampshire will be rewarded with a sweet treat this week when the Strawberry Moon makes an appearance over our state.

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Skywatchers in New Hampshire will be rewarded with a sweet treat this week when the Strawberry Moon makes an appearance over our state.

The Strawberry Moon, the last supermoon of 2021, will rise in the sky this Thursday. Despite its name, the moon will be large and gold in color as it rises above the horizon.

The moon is expected to hit peak illumination at 2:40 p.m. EDT, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. While it won't be visible in the United States then, there will still be plenty of moon to see Thursday night.

Expect the Strawberry Moon to rise in New Hampshire at approximately 8:53 p.m. Thursday and set at 5:39 a.m. Friday, according to timeanddate.com.

Fortunately, forecasts predict Thursday will offer clear skies for seeing the Strawberry Moon.

The Strawberry Moon is 2021's last supermoon, according to NASA. It is called a supermoon because the moon comes closest to Earth and looks bigger and brighter than usual.

June’s full moon — typically the last full moon of spring or the first of summer—is traditionally called the Strawberry Moon. But how did it get that name?

This name has been used by the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota and Lakota tribes, among others, to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Also called the Berries Ripen Moon, Blooming Moon, Green Corn Moon or Hoer Moon, each name reflects how June is a month where flowers bloom and early fruit ripens.

Patch editor Chris Mosby contributed to this story.

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