Time To Watch The June 2020 Strawberry Full Moon In Florida

Strawberry Moon. June Full Moon.

There will be a Strawberry Full Moon on Friday, June 5, 2020.

The moon will be at its fullest (100 % full) at 3:12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time but will not be visible in the U.S. at that time.

In Florida, the 2020 Strawberry Full Moon begins with a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s east coast around 8:25 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with plus or minus a few minutes depending on your exact location along Florida’s east coast).

The Strawberry Moon will set at 7:05 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 6.

Why is this Full Moon called a Strawberry Moon?

According to Native American folklore, a full moon in June is called a Strawberry Moon because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during that summer month.

Other names for the first full moon is June are Rose Moon and Flower Moon.

Are Strawberry Moons red or pink in color?

Sometimes. But Strawberry Moons are not necessarily red or pink in color just because they occur in June.

Like any full moon, the moon can appear reddish-pink which is caused by atmospheric conditions on Earth or a partial lunar eclipse. Strawberry Moons can also appear brown-red in color during a total lunar eclipse.

More than likely, the Full Moon on June 5, 2020, will appear the usual pearly-gray to most locations in North America. But the color may appear darker or slightly reddish for skywatchers in Europe and Asia due to a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.

Image credit: NASA (red added by Brevard Times)