Here's an idea -  tonight get ready to walk outside with a glass of Yahoo strawberry milk...

...and gaze up into our skies over Bismarck and Mandan. Tonight begins what is called "Strawberry Moon" - So what exactly is that? According to "The day after the summer solstice and the longest day of the year look up to the sky for the June full moon, which is also the "strawberry moon." Why it matters: It's rare for a full Moon to happen within a day of a solstice and this usually occurs about every 19 to 20 years, according to

What time roughly will this take place?

Tonight IS the first official FULL moon of the summer season. I know the saying is "Strawberry Moon" - but here is how Nation World describes it "...But don't be fooled by its name. The moon won't appear pink or red in color as it rises above the horizon on Friday night. The full moon will reach peak illumination at around 9 p.m. Eastern Time on June 21 and will appear full for about three days, from Thursday evening through Sunday morning, according to NASA.

What's the forecast for the next three days and nights here in Bismarck and Mandan?

Tonight we are looking at possible thunderstorms later today and mostly clouds all night long - Pretty much the same tomorrow, however Sunday and Monday look encouraging - sunny skies. So, where did this name come from?  It's a name that is thought to have originated from Native Americans and signifies the full moon in June.  The name has been used by the Algonquin, Dakota, Ojibwe, Lakota and others, to mark the ripening of the strawberries and other fruits ready for gathering. Hard to believe that each day moving forward we will lose light slowly - ( don't even mention "Winter" to me right now )



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