Don’t Miss the Strawberry Moon Rising Over Charleston This Friday


June’s full moon, known as the strawberry moon, will rise over the Charleston coast on June 21. The moon will rise at 8:41 p.m. Friday night, with its peak occurring just shy of half an hour later. In the Pee Dee, the moon will rise at 8:47 p.m., and along the Border Belt, it will rise at 8:45 p.m.

The strawberry moon gets its name because June is the month when strawberries are ripe for picking. Other names for this full moon include the green corn moon, the mead moon, and the hot moon. Although the name might suggest a pink hue, the moon will typically have a golden glow. A reddish tint may be visible due to a phenomenon known as Rayleigh scattering.

The full moon will appear nearly full on Thursday and Saturday, but it will reach its true peak on Friday night. As with most full moons, high tide will be slightly higher than normal, and low tide will be a bit lower around the full moon.

Don’t miss the chance to see the strawberry moon rise and enjoy its golden glow over Charleston this Friday night.