Strawberry Moon in the Sky Tonight
The saying goes that when something rare happens it occurs once in a blue moon. Tonight however, a Strawberry Moon will appear in the sky for the first time since 1967.
The Strawberry Moon occurs when the summer solstice, known as the longest day of the year, also falls on the evening of a full moon.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this type of moon got its name from Native American Algonquin tribes that referred to the full moon in June as the beginning of strawberry picking season.
The solstice means that there will be over 15 hours of daylight. The summer solstice will happen around 5:34 PM central time. That marks the the highest point the sun stands still as seen from Earth.