I know many who love the moon and equally as many that believe strawberries are great. If you're a part of that crowd, you'll love the full moon that is about to appear in the sky over Missouri Saturday night.

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Let's get a couple things out of the way from the start. 1. There will be a full moon over Missouri Saturday night. 2. It will not be a strawberry color. That would seem obvious, but I've heard people complain that when you say the "Strawberry Moon" will be in the sky Saturday night, they're disappointed it didn't look like a strawberry. This seriously happens all the time.

Farmer's Almanac provides the interesting backstory about how the full moon in June ends up being called a "strawberry moon". They say the name for the lunar object in your sky is called strawberry "from a number of North American native tribes, since the wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) reaches peak ripeness and is ready for harvesting in June".

This year, the Strawberry Moon will be at its peak around 10:42pm Central Time on Saturday, June 3, 2023. The good news is that according to the current forecast for Hannibal, Missouri on The Weather Channel, Saturday night should be mostly clear. "Should" is the key word. If the skies are clear, the full moon should put on quite a show if you enjoy lunar events that involve very popular fruits.

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