CHECK OUT THE FULL STRAWBERRY MOON RISE LATER TONIGHT


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Tonight will see the seventh full moon of 2018 rise to the south/souteast at around 10:18pm. This full moon is know as the Strawberry moon.

So you're not disappointed or confused, first things first: The moon isn't going to actually look like a big round strawberry. That's because in North America, the name comes from Algonquin tribes of Native Americans. This full moon was their sign to harvest wild strawberries, says the Old Farmer's Almanac.

You may notice a bright object near the moon. That will be not a star, but Saturn.

I personally love capturing the moon rise above the horizon. 

Saturn

The ringed planet will be in what's called "opposition," meaning it will be opposite the sun in Earth's sky. You won't be able to see those fabled rings unless you have a telescope, but just pay attention and with the naked eye, you'll see the planet close to the Strawberry Moon

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Make sure to send on your photos and video to Donegal Weather Channel if you manage to capture the Full moon tonight.Check out the moon rise over the hills of Fermanagh I captured 3 months ago below. 

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