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What's a strawberry moon? Do not miss Monday's lunar show

Published on: Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 20:35

Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This month's full moon, called the Strawberry Moon, will brighten the night sky from late Sunday, June 16 to Monday morning.

But do not expect a ruby ​​colored sphere in the sky. The moon's name actually comes from the Algonquin tribe, one of the most populous Native American tribes in North America, who saw the June full moon as a signal to start harvesting wild strawberries, according to the report. farmer's almanac.

"For millennia, people around the world, including Native Americans, have named the months after the signals of nature," says the almanac. "Later, colonial Americans adopted many of the names of Native Americans and incorporated them into the modern calendar, as you will see in Almanac of the old farmer founded in 1792 under the presidency of George Washington. "

The full moon of June is also known as honeymoon, prairie moon and, in Europe, full moon of rose.

The almanac advises people to sit in a chair on the nights of June 16 and 17 for a great view. Keep an eye on Jupiter and some of its moons!

Wherever the sky is clear and the moon is visible, it is the ideal place to live the lunar spectacle. If you really want to go on an adventure, consider going to a national park.

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