How to watch the Strawberry full moon this week

published 04.06.2020 18:32

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Neither name is a reference to the colour of the actual moon, which will appear as any other full moon of the year.

Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now It is also sometimes called the Rose Moon in Europe due to its arrival coinciding with the blooming of rose flowers.

This full moon is referred to as the Strawberry Moon by Native American tribes, as it typically comes at the time of year when strawberries begin to ripen.

The next full moon is due to rise over the UK on 5 June, offering sky gazers the chance to see what is traditionally known as the Strawberry Moon.

June’s full moon follows a succession of so-called supermoons, whereby the moon appears bigger and brighter in the sky.