June’s full moon is referred to as the “Strawberry Moon” The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the northeastern United States.
Why its call “Strawberry Moon” or “Honey Moon”?
June’s full moon is referred to as the ‘Strawberry Moon’, named after the fruit season that’s between spring and summer.
According to Maine Farmer’s Almanac, June marks the ripening of strawberry crops in the United States (north-eastern), thus, the full moon occurring in this season is called the Strawberry Moon.
During the middle ages, many couples in Europe also got married in June (as plenty still do today), so that might be where the tradition of calling the first month of marriage the “honeymoon” comes from.
Due to it being the season of honey harvesting, the moon was also referred to as sweetest moon. In fact, the tradition of calling the first month of marriage the “honeymoon” may also be associated with this full moon. It’s either because of it being the sweetest moon or the custom of marrying in June when the “Honey Moon” appears.
This year, in 2020, June 5 is the date when Earth’s shadow will block the sun’s light which otherwise reflects off the moon to give us this Lunar Eclipse.
Where all will this lunar eclipse be visible and time?
The eclipse will also be geographically limited, visible only over central and east Africa, Eastern Europe, western and central Asia, and parts of Indonesia and Australia. It will begin at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT) and end at 5:04 p.m. EDT (2104 GMT), according to a NASA
Now, netizens are flooding social media with gorgeous photos of the strawberry moon, which appears to have a light, pinkish tinge. here are some stunning photos from around the world.
A beautiful Strawberry Moon Picture from Manitoba, Canada
Powerful night for energy Strawberry Moon Image from @RyanTotka
Strawberry moon tonight in Lawrenceburg Tweet by Tess Heard
Theresa tweet A handful of pics of the Strawberry Moon
Jillene Bailey Tweeted: Time to go and gather your wild strawberries, because the #StrawberryMoon has just risen!