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Full Strawberry Moon 6/4/12 4:12 a.m. PDT

June 2, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large shining object which has frequently and mysteriously appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

June 4, 4:12 a.m. PDT — Full Strawberry Moon.    Known to every Algonquin tribe, Europeans called it the Rose Moon.   A partial eclipse of the moon will be visible chiefly favoring those living around the Pacific Rim.   Observers in Japan and Australia for instance, can see it at, or soon after, moonrise, while those in the western United States and western Canada see it at, or just before, moonset.    At maximum, about 37 percent of the moon’s diameter will be immersed in the dark umbra shadow of the Earth.

The next significant full moon will occur on July 3, 11:52 a.m. PDT.   Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s waaay too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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