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Friday's Strawberry Moon comes with a twist for some stargazers

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The Strawberry Moon steps into the spotlight Friday. (Photo: CNN via CNN Newsource)

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Mead Moon, Honey Moon, LRO Moon. There are a lot of different names for it, but Strawberry Moon has got to be the sweetest.

Stargazers are in for a delicious treat Friday. That's when the next full moon of 2020 is set to appear.

To find it, just look opposite of the Sun at 3:12 p.m. EST. That's right — the Strawberry Moon will appear in the afternoon.

"The name, Strawberry Moon, originated with Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries," according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Compared to other recent supermoons, this one may appear dimmer in some areas of the world. It will pass through a section of the Earth's partial shadow, creating a penumbral lunar eclipse for people in Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa, AccuWeather reports. Unfortunately, for those in the Americas, the eclipse will end before it rises over those continents.

If you miss a chance to see the astronomical event in the daytime, you can still catch a glimpse later that night.