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Strawberry moon in season tonight in Sacramento

The Strawberry moon will group up with the planet Saturn, one of whose moon is shown here, and star Antares in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall.
The Strawberry moon will group up with the planet Saturn, one of whose moon is shown here, and star Antares in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall. NASA/JPS

Skies should be clear in Sacramento to see the Strawberry moon Tuesday night as the big lunar wonder takes center stage.

The month of June’s full moon's name is thanks to the Algonquin tribes who knew that its appearance signaled the time to gather ripening strawberries, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

It is also known as the Full Rose moon in Europe.

EarthSky website notes that the Strawberry moon will group up with the planet Saturn and star Antares in the eastern sky at dusk and nightfall.

As the Earth turns tonight, look for this full moon, Saturn and Antares to move westward.

The three celestial bodies will climb highest in the sky tonight around midnight, and will sit low in the west at dawn on Wednesday, according to EarthSky.

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