Strawberry Moon on 24 June

On 24 June, the Strawberry Moon will appear in the night sky. The first full Moon of summer will be its biggest and brightest.

According to scientists, the Strawberry Moon marks the last full moon of the spring season and the first of the summer season. The summer season in the northern hemisphere began on Monday when places north of the equator experience the longest day of the year.

Sky watchers have been busy in June as they have already witnessed an annular solar eclipse and planetary conjunctions. Now, they are waiting for another treat in the form of Strawberry Moon.

The name ‘Strawberry Moon’ comes from the fact that strawberries that are ready to be harvested in this season. The same Moon has been given other several names like Blooming Moon, Birth Moon, Honey Moon, and Mead Moon. It is also referred to as the Hot Moon in the Northern Hemisphere because it coincides with the beginning of the summer season to north of the equator.

Unlike the normal Moon, the Strawberry Moon will appear for more than a day in the night sky.

The Strawberry Moon will appear as a muted orange orb in the sky. Then it will gradually turn to yellow as it inches above the horizon. When it reaches high in the sky, it will appear so bright and glare so much that it will almost be impossible to look at it with naked human eyes.

  • June 22, 2021
Universe & Existence