Forget The Super Moon And Blue Moon. This Week, We’ll Have A Rare Solstice Strawberry Moon
June 20, 2016 - Supermoon
Look to a skies this dusk and you’ll suffer something of a singular phenomenon: A full moon on a same day as a summer solstice — something that hasn’t happened given 1967.
The full moon of June, also famous as a “Strawberry Moon,” will start during 7:02 a.m. ET on Monday, according to Space.com. The solstice arrives during 6:34 p.m. ET, imprinting a start of summer in a northern hemisphere as a days get shorter and a nights grow longer.
Algonquin tribes believed June’s full moon meant it was time to start picking fruits such as strawberries, so a nickname, AccuWeather reported. However, a lunar physique is also famous as a Rose Moon, Hot Moon or Honey Moon.
That final nickname comes from a windy effects rather singular on a day.
“The Sun gets super high so this moon contingency be super-low. Even during a loftiest during 1 a.m., it’s officious wimpy-low,” astronomer Bob Berman wrote on a Old Farmer’s Almanac website. “This army a light by thicker air, that also tends to be wet this time of year, and a multiple typically creates it amber colored. This is a loyal Honey Moon.”
There are scarcely 12 hours between a tangible solstice and full moon, a time disproportion that many recently occured in 1986, Atlas Obscura forked out, nonetheless a dual events took place on opposite dates. The final time a solstice and a Strawberry Moon occurred during roughly a same time was in 1948.