The Strawberry Moon doesn’t look like a strawberry, neither it is pink in colour. This name has been given to the full moon by native American tribes. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “This name (Strawberry Moon) has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of ‘June-bearing’ strawberries that are ready to be gathered.”

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Full Moon timings

The Strawberry moon aka supermoon illuminated the sky on June 14. Also called Strawberry moon, Rosemoon and Honeymoon, was the first supermoon of this year. It was visible to the naked eye at 5.22 PM IST(Indian standard Time ) and 7:51 a.m . EDT (Eastern daylight time ).

This time the moon was at the closest point in its orbit around Earth. According to NASA, a supermoon occurs when a full or new moon coincides with its closest approach to the Earth. The closest point in the orbit is called “perigee,” and when the full Moon appears at the perigee, it looks slightly brighter and bigger than a regular full moon.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to the Earth. social media users are sharing their photos with the hashtag #Strawberrymoon . Take a look

The full moon calendar for the year 2022

According to Old Farmers’ Almanac, there will be six more full moon events this year:
July 13: Buck moon

August11: Sturgeon moon

September 10: Harvest moon

October 9: Hunter’s moon

November 8: Beaver moon

December 7: Cold moon

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