June 24, 2021
This is the third month in a row with a supermoon and it will be the last of the year. It looked fully rising last night and may look like that tomorrow. But tonight is the official ‘Full Moon’.
This was the view that it rose in Havre de Grace, MD last night from Angela Zimnoch.
Tonight’s moon is called the Strawberry moon, the full moon in June. It can mark the last full moon in the spring or the first in the summer.
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, this has also been referred to as the flowering moon, green corn moon, birth moon, laying moon and honey moon.
‘Honeymoon’ may refer to the popular month of getting married, sweetness or actually honey. Choose your choice.
Approximate difference in size of the sky
Supermoon compared to an average moon.
The size may be exaggerated at moonrise, but in the night sky, the only difference you might notice is the brighter lighting.
Supermoon Viewing: Baltimore Reference
Thursday, June 24th
14:40 Officially ‘Full’ but not in our opinion.
20:36 = Sunset
20:58 = Moonrise.
The sky will mostly be clear over our entire region, so there should be easy viewing.
If you know where the sun has risen, look in that direction. This will rise slightly to the right of this location on the horizon.
Also seen this week
The moon’s orbit around the Earth is an eclipse rather than a circle. This form means that there are times when the two bodies are far apart (apogee) and close to each other (perigee).
- The average distance is 238,900 miles
- This full moon will be 224,719 miles away.
This really special aspect is that this will be the first of three super moons in a row. The full moon will occur while the lighting is within 90% of the perigee. It makes the moon look bigger AND brighter than average.
Unlike a micromoon, a full moon at its peak, the moon appears 14% larger and 30% brighter.
Sunshine State Of Mind
I’m done with the cold and the snow (for the season). I embrace my wife’s mantra of the Sunshine State of Mind.
This is designed by Shannon Berk and we wear it through the spring and to the beach.
Double benefit: The income is divided between our non-profit Just In Power Kids and the development of my new weather website. It is scheduled to be ready for launch in May.
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