Watch the sky: Here's when to view this year's Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon

Strawberry Moon

It is referred to as the Strawberry moon, honey moon or mead moon. In regions of higher altitudes like Europe, the celestial event can be observed more clearly as the Moon sports a reddish, rose colour shade.

Sadly, this month's full moon won't be as colourful as the name suggests, although it may change colour slightly the further north it is seen from.

When will Strawberry Moon be seen? He especially picked up on the number 17, today's date, asserting that it means "victory and perfection" and arguing that humanity has entered "a high-watched season". It is pegged the "Strawberry Moon".

Sky watchers and moon fanatics are in for a treat as this month's full moon made a three-night appearance. Just wondering, what will doomsday preachers have to say about that?

There are 13 full moons in 2019 and the next will occur on Tuesday, July 16.

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.

Whether it's strawberries or honey, the moon is definitely in place to set a sweet tone for the summer.

The week starts with a full moon and ends with the longest day of the year, the summer solstice on Midsummer's Day Friday, June 21.

The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year since it takes a low, shallow way over the sky, said Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's planetarium. It is called the Buck Moon and will ordain the night skies as the seventh full moon of the year.

According to NASA's Gordon Johnston, "the orbit of the Moon around the Earth is nearly in the same plane as the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, only about 5 degrees off".

When viewed from the United Kingdom, the Full Moon will peak in brightness around 10.38pm BST (9.38pm UTC).