FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Attention skywatchers, it’ll be a perfect night to check out the Strawberry Moon.
Moonrise is at 9:17 p.m. and the sky will be mostly clear across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
It will not only be a full moon, but it’ll also have an orange-red hue to it.
The color of the moon is due to it being lower in the horizon where pollution and dust collect.
If you get up early enough on Saturday, you can see the moon before moonset at 6:49 a.m.
According to NASA, if you miss out, the moon will appear full through at least Sunday morning.
The Strawberry Moon is derived from the Algonquin Native American tribes in eastern North America.
They believed that it signaled the season for picking and gathering ripened strawberries.
The next full moon will be July 5.
The Buck Moon will bring a prenumbral lunar eclipse for the Northern Hemisphere, so mark your calendar.
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