What The Strawberry Supermoon Is And How To See It In New York
I've learned many things from my daughter, Tara, through the years. She taught me to take some time and look into the sky. It's amazing how many times I got out of my car and just headed into the house.
Taking a moment to take a look toward the heavens can help bring things into perspective. I find it to be a calming experience...unless it's thunder and lightning at the time.
Watch For The Full Strawberry Supermoon
Tonight would be a good time to steer my eyes to the sky and check out the moon. When I stare upwards, I will be in for a special treat. What color will it be? Blue, White, or even Pink?
Tonight is no ordinary moon it's the full Strawberry Supermoon. This supermoon will look larger and brighter and will reach peak illumination at 7:52 a.m.(that's right, a.m.) so it won't be visible to us until tonight when it peaks over the horizon.
Basically, according to NASA, the supermoon is just when the moon is at the closest point to Earth in it's orbit. The moon's orbit around the Earth is not a perfect circle, so there are points where the moon is closer and farther away. During the supermoon, can appear 30 percent larger and 17 percent brighter than normal.
So when is the best time to see it in the Southern Tier of New York...or anywhere else in the United States? I think the best way is to check out the Almanac’s Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.
Binghamton Full Strawberry Moon
It'll ask you for your City, State, or Zip/Postal Code. I typed in "Binghamton" and found out that I can see the beginning before I go to bed. I don't know if I'll make it to the meridian crossing but I'll be able to watch it set at work tomorrow morning.
According to the Almanac, the full Strawberry Supermoon will rise at 9:29 p.m. and will cross the meridian at 12:25 a.m., and will set at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday morning, June 15th.
You can check it out for yourself but remember all times are Eastern Daylight Time at sea level.