Night sky to clear in time for the Strawberry Moon

The sweetest moon of them all rises Monday morning

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.

January skies hosted a haunting blood moon, in April we had the pink moon and tonight at around 9.30pm the strawberry moon will rise over East Anglia.

The name is thought to derive from native American tribes who noticed wild strawberries ripened in June and were ready for harvest.

About once every 20 years the Strawberry moon falls the same time as the summer solstice - on June 20, 21, or 22. The full moon itself is visible though through Tuesday morning.

The moon will rise at 7:58 p.m. on Sunday and 8:57 p.m. on Monday.

Other countries that share the same time zone as New Delhi, India will be able to watch the peak of the Strawberry Moon at 2 p.m.

One traditional European name for June's was the Honey Moon, which is believed to be where the term for a post-marital getaway comes from. In the Southern Hemisphere, it can go by Oak Moon, Cold Moon or Long Night Moon, according to

"It's a great time to connect with the moon", Nichols said, "if you can actually see it". For them, the arrival of the full moon during this time of the year signifies the beginning of harvesting wild strawberries.

In Anglo Saxon times it was the Mead Moon because this was the time for mowing the meads, or meadows. The full moon itself occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, so only night owls will have seen it in full glory. You may notice a bright object floating just above the moon.

"Say you are in the city, and you're watching between a couple of buildings or over the skyline, it will make it feel that much bigger and give it more impact". This special moon marks the end of the spring season and although it historically has several names, it is most commonly known as the "Strawberry Moon".

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