On the morning of June 4th, around 5AM local time, a portion of the moon (in its full moon phase) will move into the Shadow of the earth. This will lead to a partial eclipse of the moon...the 1st lunar eclipse of this year. At maximum eclipse (about 6:04am local time),37% of the moon's surface will be dark...almost like someone took a bite out of it.
The biting analogy is really linked to the fact that the June full moon is called the "Strawberry Moon." This came about from Native American Folklore regarding the fact that the short season for harvesting strawberries takes place during the month of June.
So, plan to get up a little early on Monday, June 4th, and take a peek at the Eclipse of the Strawberry Moon.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate
(photo taken by: Jared Aicher)