The full Strawberry Moon, the last supermoon of 2021, rises tonight! Here’s what to expect
The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises tonight (June 24), marking the last supermoon of the year. June’s full moon arrives Thursday (June 24) at 2:40 p.m. EDT (1940 GMT). Technically, the moon will officially be full before it appears above the horizon, as the full moon rises in the eastern sky at 8:53 p.m. EDT (0053 Friday GMT). The moon will appear full for about three days, starting early Wednesday (June 23) morning through early Saturday (June 26) morning, according to a statement from NASA. Tonight’s full moon is also a supermoon, which occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee. In turn, the moon will look slightly bigger and brighter since it's closer to the Earth than usual. June’s Strawberry Moon is the second and last supermoon of the year. Related: June full moon 2021: See the 'Strawberry supermoon' shinespace.com
Full moon names (and more) for 2021
Here is a listing of all of the full moon names as well as the dates and times for 2021. January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellationsFebruary 27: Full Snow Moon3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT)Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn. Related: Amazing photos of the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse of Jan. 20-21, 2019. This month's full moon is also called the Long Night Moon, since nights are at their longest and darkest.space.com
Metro Detroit weather: Cloudy, chilly Sunday night but not too chilly
Skies will be cloudy tonight, and this quilt will keep temperatures away from freezing. Monday will be chilly and wet. Rain showers are likely with cloudy skies and highs in the middle 40s. Tuesday becomes drier with mostly to partly cloudy skies. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.