We Will Meet Full Strawberry Moon on June 17

We Will Meet Full Strawberry Moon on June 17

We are going to meet the next Full Strawberry Moon on June 17, 2019 at 4:31 AM ET which is called Full Rose Moon or Full Strawberry Moon. The moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun, resulting in a full moon.

Do you know why is it called Strawberry Moon?

In early Native American tribes, this specific full moon was often called the Full Strawberry Moon, because it characterized the time of year to gather ripening fruit. Other names you might hear include the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon. Strawberry Moon name was general to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon.

The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth’s perspective. This occurs when Earth is located between the Sun and the Moon (more exactly, when the ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180°). This means that the lunar hemisphere facing Earth – the near side – is completely sunlit and appears as a circular disk. The full moon occurs roughly once a month.

Here you may read the names of full moons.

  • January: “Wolf Moon” (for December in Beard 1918),[25] “Old Moon”
  • February: “Snow Moon”, “Hunger Moon”
  • March: “Worm Moon”, “Crow Moon”, “Sap Moon”, “Lenten Moon”
  • April: “Seed Moon”, “Pink Moon”, “Sprouting Grass Moon”, “Egg Moon” (c.f. “Goose-Egg” in Beard 1918), “Fish Moon”
  • May: “Milk Moon”, “Flower Moon”, “Corn Planting Moon”
  • June: “Mead Moon”, “Strawberry Moon” (c.f. Beard 1918), “Rose Moon”, “Thunder Moon”
  • July: “Hay Moon”, “Buck Moon”, “Elk Moon”, “Thunder Moon”
  • August: “Corn Moon”, “Sturgeon Moon”, “Red Moon”, “Green Corn Moon”, “Grain Moon”
  • September: “Harvest Moon”, “Full Corn Moon”
  • October: “Hunter’s Moon”, “Blood Moon”, “Sanguine Moon”
  • November: “Beaver Moon”, “Frosty Moon”
  • December: “Oak Moon”, “Cold Moon”, “Long Night’s Moon”

Here you may read the upcoming names of Full Moons during 2019!

Source: Text; www.farmersalmanac.com, Wikipedia

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