It was a truly spectacular night on Friday for those who ventured outside and looked high into the night sky.
If you stayed in doors all night on Friday, you missed out on quite the show. Skygazers got an incredible and fairly uncommon sight as the bright Strawberry Moon, or June full moon, dazzled in the night sky, glowing a gorgeous pink color in what is truly a sign of the start of summer.
It was also referred to as a minimoon because it was at the smallest you will see in 2017, so basically the opposite of a supermoon. The moon reached its farthest point from Earth on Thursday at 252,526 miles away, slipping about 81 miles closer to the Earth when it shone in all its glory the next day.
But it’s not the just the moon that has been wowing skygazers. Saturn is also visible glowing to the lower right of the moon, appearing as a yellowish white “star.”