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Strawberry Moon 2019: Best moments to watch and exceptional viewing bonus

(CNN) – It is time for another notable celestial event. Be sure to look up to the sky for Strawberry Moon from 2019. And for the keen eyes, there is a heavenly bonus with a prominent appearance of one of our planets.

So, you're not disappointed or confused, first of all: the moon will not look like a big round strawberry. In North America, the name comes from the Native American tribes of the Algonquins. According to The Almanac of The Old Farmer's, this full moon allowed them to harvest wild strawberries.
This moon has other names in other parts of the world. In Europe you can hear about honeymoon, Mead Moon or Full Rose Moon. In the southern hemisphere, it can go through Oak Moon, Cold Moon or Long Night Moon, according to EarthSky.org.

When is the best time to see it?

The peak of the full moon occurs depending on your time zone.

In the eastern United States, it will be Monday, June 17 at 4:30 am. On the west coast with Pacific time, the peak will be 1:30. On the other side of the globe , New Delhi, India, will see rush hour of 14 hours

But remember, rush hour does not mean your only hour of viewing. As the almanac of the old farmer points out, the moon will be full to viewers on Father's Day (Sunday, June 16) shortly after sunset.
For the best impression, do not look at rush hour, but while the moon is still low in the horizon, said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.

"My favorite moment to watch the full moon rise on the eastern horizon is when the moon is low, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, giving the moon a larger appearance." said Jones.

"Let's say you're in town and looking between two buildings or above the horizon line, it will make it look bigger and give it more impact." He adds that if you are at the edge of the ocean, lake or mountains, the prospect could be very nice.

Special guest

Now, about this heavenly bonus. You may notice a shining object that floats just above the moon. It will not be a star, but Jupiter.

The largest planet in the solar system has actually made its closest approach to Earth in 2019 on June 10, but remains visible in the night sky. Even ordinary binoculars should yield impressive results.

And after?

For those who like to follow earthly and heavenly events, the summer solstice will be held in just a few days – Friday, June 21st.

And the next full moon after the strawberry is the Full Buck Moon on July 16th.

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