Partial Lunar Eclipse Monday of So-Called 'Strawberry Moon'

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By Ethan Cole , Christian Post Reporter
June 3, 2012|5:36 pm

A partial lunar eclipse will occur early Monday morning of the so-called "Strawberry Moon," the name of the full moon in June whose name comes from Native American folklore.

The moon will pass directly behind the Earth and produce a maximum eclipse of about 37 percent of the moon's surface around 7:03 a.m. ET, according to NASA Science. The name Strawberry Moon comes from the short season to harvest strawberries each year in June.

The best view of the partial eclipse on June 4 can be seen in eastern Asia, Australia, and parts of Western America.

In Asia, the weather in Hong Kong will allow for a possible good view of the eclipse, said AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister, according to AccuWeather.com. And in the U.S., people in Southern California, Texas, Arizona, and up into Utah will likely have a good view of the eclipse, said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.

Kocet noted, "Viewing the eclipse on the East Coast will be difficult because of the rising sun, clouds and the moon lower on the horizon.'

Other full moon names found in the Farmers' Almanac include Wolf Moon (January), Worm Moon (March), Corn Moon (September), and Beaver Moon (November).

 

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