Where are the best places to see the upcoming 'blood moon'?

28 June, 2018, 10:13 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Astronomer Says That The 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse On July 27-28 Will Be The Longest This Cen

Astronomically, there isn't anything remarkable about tonight's full moon.

When Is the Next Full Moon?

It has also been called the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.

The full moon will be at its peak on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9:53 p.m PT (on the west coast) and on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:53 a.m. ET (on the east coast).

The Strawberry Moon is the most colorful of the year because it takes a low, shallow path across the sky, said Bob Bonadurer, director of the Milwaukee Public Museum's planetarium. It's called the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon, though in 2018 it will also be a Blood Moon or total lunar eclipse much like the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse seen in the U.S.in January.

Saturn is at "opposition", meaning the planet and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, according to NASA. Unlike last month, when the full Flower Moon occurred during daylight hours for observers in North America, the full Strawberry Moon can easily be viewed at the exact moment is becomes 100% illuminated.

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As you look at the pair, remember that Saturn is 35 times larger than the moon, but it's 3,400 times farther away, which is why it looks so small.

The Strawberry Moon will spectacularly light up the night skies of Thursday, June 28, when it reaches its full moon phase. That means Saturn will be at its brightest and closest point to Earth this year. It will be visible to the naked eye, rising just after sunset and setting just before dawn, but you will need a telescope to see the planet's famed rings. The view on the Eastern Seaboard will be nearly entirely obscured by clouds, which are expected to be thick as far west as the Ohio River Valley.

Meanwhile, clouds will obscure the night sky for many across the Northeast and down the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, as well as parts of the Pacific Northwest, according to AccuWeather.

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Chicago - 8:07 p.m.



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