A Strawberry Moon rises along with a partial eclipse on Friday

Eloise Marshall
November 21, 2020

Solar eclipse & Lunar eclipse not just fascinates space enthusiasts but common people too.

That this Strawberry Moon will also have a pinkish hue thanks to the partial eclipse is pleasant serendipity!

This month's full moon is called the "Strawberry Moon" in North America because it served as a signal to early tribal colonies that wild strawberries were ripened and ready for harvesting. The Indian Express reports that the outer shadow of the Earth will fall on the moon and the planet's shadow will block some of the sunlight from reaching it resulting in a "penumbral lunar eclipse". During the lunar eclipse, Earth moves in between the sun and the moon and obstruct the sunlight that is reflected by the moon. Strawberry Moons can also appear brown-red in color during a total lunar eclipse.

The Old Farmer's Almanac said the full moon will peak at 3:12 p.m. on the East Coast, but it won't be visible until later in the day.

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A Strawberry Moon will rise on Friday and will pass through part of the shadow of the Earth in what is called a partial penumbral eclipse of the moon.

According to timeanddate.com, the penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 11:15 pm on June 5 and ends at 2:34 am on June 6. There are three different types of Solar Eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse, Partial Solar Eclipse, and Annular Solar Eclipse. If you didn't catch it live, you can watch the replay and enjoy an image of the strawberry moon shared by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, the founder of the Virtual Telescope project.

People tend to believe in a lot of superstition-based activities during the Lunar Eclipse, which include not consuming food or drinks during the Grahan period.

This is the second penumbra eclipse of the year after the one that occurred on January 10.

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