Some call it the Strawberry Moon when the moon is full in June. We just call it bright. The moon was full shortly before midnight MST June 27th. Here, a couple of hours earlier, it rose over the Sapphire Mountains in the Bitterroot (see photo).

The next full moon will be July 27 and then August 26. By the way, the planet Saturn was near the moon last night. The giant planet is at Opposition, which makes it very bright in our Earthbound skies. Jupiter and Mars are other very bright objects in the night sky this summer. Take some time (and a lawn chair) and look up at the night sky once in a while.

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