The Slooh community observatory will showcase the smallest full moon of 2017, a so-called “Minimoon” Strawberry Moon,” and you can watch it live on Slooh and here, courtesy of Slooh. You can go to Slooh.com to join and watch this live show, chat with audience members and interact with the hosts, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.
“On Thursday, June 8th, at 4:30 PM PDT | 7:30 PM EDT | 23:30UTC (International Times: http://bit.ly/2sPwj7Q), Slooh will be pointing their telescopes at the Full Moon, looking to capture our nightly neighbor as it appears at its smallest size all year. The show will feature live views of the Moon from Slooh’s flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands.
“During the live show, Slooh host Gerard Monteux will be joined by expert guests to explore the unique characteristics of the June Full Moon, the ways the Moon affects life here on Earth, and the connection between the Moon, water, and human spirituality.
“The Mini (or Apogee) Moon occurs only once every year, when the Moon reaches its furthest point from Earth in its orbit. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Mega (or Perigee) Moon.
“Dr. Paige Godfrey, Slooh’s Director of Research, will be joining the show to discuss the ways in which the Moon affects life here on Earth. Dr. Godfrey will touch on whether the Mini Moon affects tides differently than its larger counterparts, and will explore what effect, if any, it has on humans. Slooh’s Human Spirit Correspondent, Helen Avery, will also be on hand to take a look at the ways various cultures have connected to both the Moon and water as two parts of a very spiritual equation.
“Slooh will also be joined by Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, to explore how this moon got its sweet name, and to discuss the cultural significance of Strawberries across the United States.
“Viewers can join in the show, ask questions, make comments, and share their own photos of the Moon by sending them to @Slooh on Twitter.”