Strawberry Moon in June

June's full moon is called a 'Strawberry Moon' - The "strawberry" name comes from the fact that it's strawberry season, and Algonquin tribes knew this was the time of year to gather them, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. 
Other names for this moon include Rose Moon by Europeans as roses bloom this month.
yellowish 'honey' moon
June's moon is also known as a "Honey Moon" because it can have a slightly golden tint, according to
That's because it appears low in the sky, meaning we are viewing it through the lens of more of the Earth's atmosphere. This is the lowest moon of the year, the moon's path across the sky this month actually mimics the sun's low arc across the sky in December, according to EarthSky.
Pink honey moon rises over Sweden
The June Full Moon rising appears to loom impossibly large near the horizon. That effect has long been recognized as the Moon Illusion. The cause of the giant Moon illusion is poorly understood and not explained by atmospheric optical effects, such as scattering and refraction...they cannot fully explain this !
Majestic scene with honey moon 
Btw, is this why they call the sojourn after a wedding a Honeymoon? Did everyone get married in June and so that was how the name came about? Just asking.
If you want to know all the names of the moons click here and go to the great blog, Seasonal Wisdom. Teresa O'Connor describes all the moon - fascinating. 


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