Catch the full 'Strawberry Moon' rising tonight

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- You've most likely heard of a Harvest Moon or Blue Moon, but how about a Strawberry Moon?

RELATED: Astronomical events in 2017 you don't want to miss

That's the name given to June's full moon, which will rise Friday night. It's sometimes referred to as a rose or honey moon because it stays close to the horizon in June, and that makes it appear more amber.

You can also refer to it as a mini moon because it will be farther away from Earth than any other full moon of 2017 and because of that, it will appear smaller.

The Strawberry Moon is expected to be at its brightest at 6:10 a.m.

MORE: The story behind full moon names

Click here for more stories about space.

Copyright © 2022 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.