Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight

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The Strawberry Moon rises over lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center on June 06, 2017 in Montclair, New Jersey.

What is a Strawberry Moon?

Tonight's full moon is going to be a little sweeter than usual. "When we fly between a superior planet and the sun, the planet is generally closest and brightest for that year".

The Strawberry Moon will reach peak fullness on Thursday at 12:53 a.m. ET, according to Time and Leisure.

Here's what you need to know as the full moon and Saturn get ready to put on a dazzling display this week.

June's full moon is called the Strawberry Moon because it signaled to some Native American tribes that it was the time of year to gather ripening strawberries, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. Those hoping to see it should head to an open space for a better view. Although you can look at the moon when it's high in the sky, you will have trouble if the skies are completely clear because of glare. The moon will rise at 8:05 p.m.in NY, with sunset at 8:31 p.m. But if you're not awake, don't worry: You can still check it out after the sun sets around 8:05 p.m. ET. They usually named a full moon based on some significant event that occurred around that time. The moonlight travels through more of Earth's atmosphere typically giving the moon a yellow/orange color. The planet, it added, will rise in the southeast sky around sunset before setting in the west around sunrise.

Given favorable weather conditions, the July 27 blood moon will be visible throughout most of the eastern hemisphere including the totality phase in Africa, the Middle East and much of central Asia. It's called the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon, though in 2018 it will also be a Blood Moon or total lunar eclipse much like the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse seen in the U.S.in January.

This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes.

The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts.

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