Full moon alert: Saturn and strawberry moon to brighten the night sky

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Wednesday will be a great night for stargazers. We will have a full moon and a great view of Saturn.  

Saturn will be closest to the Earth on Wednesday, making it a great opportunity to view and see the planet in detail.   

The planet will be visible even without a telescope all night long. It will rise in the east around sunset and slowly make its way across the sky before setting in the west around sunrise.  

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If you want a great view of it, call a friend with a telescope and see a great view of the rings around the planet.

There will also be a full moon that night as well. This moon is known as the "strawberry moon." It got its name from Native American tribes who gathered ripening strawberries. 

The forecast looks fantastic for the show in space with mostly clear skies expected. For best viewing, it is better to get away from the city lights. Enjoy!

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