Another night has arrived for the sky explorers, Strawberry Moon and Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) are soon going to appear. But, before we dive more into How to watch Lunar Eclipse and Strawberry Moon online live stream, let me tell you that North America will not be able to see it in the sky.
The residents of the region can watch the beauty online, we will share the info regarding the same. Tonight, the full moon is going to happen with a penumbral lunar eclipse. This full moon is marked as the last full moon of the spring.
Now, why is it known as Strawberry Moon? Well, the Algonquin tribe of northeastern United States named it what it is known today. The origin came from the fact that it happens during the season of strawberries’ harvesting.
In various parts of the world, people will observe a partial eclipse. During Friday noon PT, the moon is reported to appear to the fullest. From early Thursday morning to early Sunday morning, the moon will be there in the sky for three days. (Also read: George Floyd Criminal Past Arrest Timeline/History/Record of Robbery, Baggie, Gun Pregnant and All Details.)
How to watch Lunar Eclipse and Strawberry Moon Live Stream
If you live in eastern Africa, southern Asia, the Middle East countries, and Australia then you will get full visibility of the eclipse. This info is confirmed by Space.com.
Coming to timings, the eclipse will begin at 1:45 p.m. ET and will last for about three hours and 18 minutes. It means it will be visible till 5:04 p.m. ET.
How to watch Lunar Eclipse and Strawberry Moon Online
For night sky lovers in North America, they can easily watch the show from the Virtual Telescope Project as they will live stream the whole event from Italy. The timing for the virtual show will be on June 5, noon PT. Or you can watch it below:
As per the NASA, this strawberry moon is also known as Mead Moon or the Honey Moon. This is so because sometimes this moon falls at the end of June which is the time when honey is ready for the harvest.
Why it is called ‘Sweetest’ Moon of the Year?
You might be thinking that why the first month of the marriage is known as the Honeymoon? Well, it may be possible that as the Strawberry moon sometimes falls during the time of honey harvest, so, it is considered as the sweetest moon in the whole year.
Or there may be some rituals of getting married in June because of this sweet moon.
There are also other names associated with Strawberry moon originated from the Europeans and Native Americans. It includes Rose Moon, Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Hoe Moon, and Planting Moon as per NASA.
NASA also revealed that Hindus of India have their own rituals for these 3 days. The married woman will express their love and affection by binding a holy thread on the banyan tree.
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