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And penumbral eclipse leads to the Moon travelling to the Earth's penumbra where it faints a bit.

"To the Algonquin tribes who once roamed much of North America, June was synonymous with strawberries".

In Europe, the moon in June is called by other names like Honey Moon, Mead Moon and Rose Moon.

Eclipses appear in twins or triplets, and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse starts this year's "eclipse season" in style.

How are full moons named?

The magical full moon over East London, South Africa, last night.

For Hindus, the June full Moon corresponds with Vat Purnima.

What's the best time to see it?

This makes it the first full moon of summer, which began on June 1.

It begins on Saturday, June 6, at 3.45am (AEST) in Sydney and will be at its maximum at 5.24am (AEST).

In a statement regarding the event, NASA writes that for most Americans, during the eclipse, the moon will not be visible in the sky, but it will appear full for about three days, from early Thursday morning into early Sunday morning. Though subtle, you can see the difference in the color of the Moon photographically before, during and after the eclipse.

If you're wondering when the best time is to see the Strawberry Moon in your town, you can use this tool from the Farmer's Almanac.

"When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger", Jones explained. This full moon will bring about a partial penumbral eclipse - when the moon passes through Earth's outer shadow. It won't be visible in North America. During a partial eclipse, some part of the Moon is blocked by the Earth while remaining is visible.

A partial eclipse will see the moon enter the penumbra and then part of the Earth's primary shadow (umbra). The entire duration of the eclipse is 3 hours 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

"An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth".

The Strawberry Moon will set at 7:05 a.m. During that time, the moon will be almost opposite the sun and could create a partial lunar eclipse.

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