Have you ever seen Strawberry Moon? No, this is not a new thing, but I am talking about the moon, the moon which we see every night in the sky. This is a part of the full moon series, appearing every month. So why is it known in the name of the strawberry moon? Is it looks like strawberry? So let’s find out…
What Is Strawberry Moon And Why It Is Known As Strawberry Moon
It is just a full moon, out of 12 full moons (in a year) Strawberry moon is the 6th part of the full moon series and the last full Moon of Spring, which appears in June, every year. Although it seems by its name, as it would be the size of strawberry, but don’t be confused because it is isn’t going to look like a round and big strawberry. Although sometimes there is a little pink glance in it, but this is also not the correct reason why it is called Strawberry Moon. So why it is known as the strawberry moon? knowing this full moon of June as a Strawberry Moon first started in North America, where this name came from the Algonquin tribe of Native Americans because this full moon was a sign for them to start the harvest of wild strawberries, And since then it has become known as Strawberry Moon.
What Is The Best Time To See Strawberry Moon 2019?
The best time to see the strawberry moon is when it is on its peak, and it will happen at different times in different countries according to their time zone. That will happen in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States at around 4:30 a.m. on Monday 17th June. On the West Coast with Pacific Time, the peak will be 1:30 a.m. On the other side of the globe, New Delhi, India, will see peak time of 2 p.m., at the west coast along with the Pacific Time, the best time to see the strawberry moon will be at 1:30 p.m., and in New Delhi, India, full moon will be at its peak at 2 a.m.
Still, because of some reasons if you could not see the full moon at these times, so there is nothing to worry because as per experts the full moon will appear continue three days, Saturday night to Tuesday morning. So you have enough time to see it.
Will it have a slight pink glance?
According to NASA‘s Gordon Johnston, “The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is almost in the same plane as the orbit of the Earth around the Sun (only about 5 degrees off). When the Sun appears highest in the sky near the summer solstice, the full Moon opposite the Sun generally appears lowest in the sky. Particularly for Europe’s higher latitudes, the full Moon nearest the summer solstice shines through more atmosphere than at other times of the year. This can give the full Moon a reddish or rose color (for much the same reasons that a rising or setting Sun appears red).”
But as per some other expert, “There will be no pink glow in the 2019 strawberry full moon, it will be slightly more ice-white like the flower moon that appeared last month.” Although the idea of what expert will come out right, it will be known only after seeing this full moon. And if you look anything different and special in this Full moon, do not forget to share it with us in the comments section.
Other Names Of Strawberry Moon 2019
Except strawberry moon, there are also so many other names of this full moon of June month. In the old time in Europe, this full moon was also known as the Mead Moon and the Honey Moon. Mead was a drink of that time, but why this name was given to moon is not clear, and honeymoon name was given because that time June was the popular month for weddings. Another reason why it is known as the honey moon is because as per NASA it is the sweetest moon of the year. This full moon is also popular with some other names such as Full Rose Moon, Oak Moon, Cold Moon, and Long Night Moon.
When Will The Next Full Moon Appear
Many people who are more interested in these things, they often have the question that when will the next full moon appear? So the full moon after the strawberry full moon will be visible on July 16, which is known as Buck Moon, because the new antlers that emerge from buck’s foreheads around this time of the year. Buck moon is also known as Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, and Wort Moon.
Name Of All The Full Moons And Month In Which They Appear
As seen in the month of June this full moon is known as the strawberry moon, in the same way, all the 12 full moons appearing in 12 months(each month one) are known by such different and interesting names, so let’s see which they are…
Traditional Full Moon Names With Months
|Harvest Moon||September or October|
|Full Corn Moon||September|
So this is everything about strawberry moon 2019, hopefully, today’s our article will prove useful to you. So enjoy the best view of the strawberry moon and if you will find anything special or strange in this year’s strawberry moon so share with us in the comments section.