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Full "Strawberry" moon out in full force Wednesday night

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 21:15:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Set your alarms, there's a special full moon Wednesday night. The celestial event known as the "Strawberry Moon" will make an appearance at 9:54 p.m. in San Diego County, according to Almanac.com. 

The June full moon get it's name from long ago, when "the Algonquin tribes knew this moon as the time to gather ripening strawberries," the Old Farmer's Almanac says. That being said - don't expect to find a red, strawberry-shaped moon in the sky! 

Bonus: Check out the bright light next to the moon tonight, that's not a star - it's Saturn. 

"The ringed planet will be in what's called "opposition," meaning it will be opposite the sun in Earth's sky," CNN's Forrest Brown writes. "You won't be able to see those fabled rings unless you have a telescope."

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