Catch the Spectacular Full Strawberry Moon Rising Over California

Catch the Spectacular Full Strawberry Moon Rising Over California

A strawberry moon will rise over California this week, following the summer solstice. Named after the wild strawberries that ripen in early summer, the strawberry moon does not appear pink or red, despite its name. This year's event marks the lowest full moon in years, resulting in a larger-than-usual appearance.

The strawberry moon typically coincides with the summer solstice and is also referred to as the rose moon or hot moon. This year's occurrence is significant, as it happens a day after the summer solstice, an event that occurs only about once every 19 to 20 years. The National Weather Service forecasts clear skies for optimal viewing. However, this full moon will not be a supermoon, which is expected in August.

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