Strawberry Moon to Rise in UAE Skies
Look up, UAE, for the Moon will shine brightly with crimson vibes! Yes, the so-called Strawberry Supermoon will rise tomorrow night (June 14), and it will be seen from the UAE.
Will the Moon become pink?
Despite the name, the Moon will not become pink or red during the celestial event. According to the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre in Dubai, the Strawberry Supermoon is “expected to appear in reddish or rose color, particularly because it will rise over the horizon and receive the color of the rising sun.”
“The full moon in June is called after the wild strawberries that ripen this month and may be collected by Native American tribes.”
Other native names for it include Berries Ripen, Green Corn, and Hot Moon.
The honeymoon relationship
Did you know that the celestial event may be related to the term “honeymoon”?
“The term “honeymoon” dates back to the 1500s in Europe. According to an article on NASA’s Deep Dive Planetary Website, “the practice of naming the first month of marriage the ‘honeymoon’ may be related to this full Moon because of the custom of marrying in June or because the ‘HoneyMoon’ is the sweetest Moon of the year.”
When and how to watch
Tomorrow, June 14, the supermoon will be visible in the UAE sky. Just glance up and say, ‘Wow.’
From 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm, Al Thuraya will hold a special paid event. A presentation, a question-and-answer session, a broad observation of the astronomical event, and a detailed viewing via a telescope will be included.
What exactly is a supermoon?
A supermoon is defined by the astronomy center as a full moon that roughly “coincides with perigee” — the closest the Moon approaches the Earth in its elliptic orbit. As a result, the lunar disc seems to be “somewhat bigger than typical as seen from Earth.”
The Full Moon in June, dubbed ‘Strawberry Moon,’ will be a sight to behold in the night sky, as it will coincide with a partial lunar eclipse on June 5.
According to the Daily Mail, a beautiful ‘Strawberry Moon’ lunar eclipse will be seen in Australia in the early hours of Saturday.
What is the significance of the name “Strawberry Moon”? According to the website of the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre, the Moon’s name is derived from the wild strawberries that mature in June before being picked by Native American Tribes. When it rises over the horizon and reflects the color of the rising sun, it takes on a rose or reddish hue.
The celestial phenomenon will be visible from the Arabian Peninsula, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle Eastern countries. According to Al Arabiya, Majed Abu Zahra, the chairman of the Jeddah Astronomy Society, the eclipse will occur at the same time in all places when the Moon begins to enter the area of the Earth’s shadow at 9.45 pm UAE time (5:45 pm GMT), stated KT.
Strawberry Moon to Rise in UAE SkiesWhen the Earth, sun, and Moon all align, the event, also known as a penumbral eclipse, happens. As a result, the Earth prevents sunlight from reaching the Moon, creating a shadow across it.