South Africans Capture June’s Strawberry Moon in Creative Photos

Pablo Tucker
November 22, 2020

Before going out and looking for a full moon in the skies today, it is important to first understand what a lunar eclipse is.

The June full moon is popularly called Strawberry Moon along with other names such as Honey Moon, the Mead Moon, and Rose Moon.

With 2020 being a particularly stressful year, the astrology blog Satin Crystals said the Strawberry Moon is a time to regroup. At this point, the full moon will darken to quite an extent and also dramatically redden. While you toiled in strife to plant seeds of success in the spring, summer is here and you get to indulge.

The moon is doing something cool on Friday, and you could see it.

"You can not always be on alert and full work mode, you must balance this with some fun".

What is a full moon?

"Life is a playground, after all".

For Hindus, the June full Moon corresponds with Vat Purnima.

The eclipse was only visible in parts of the world, including parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia... but excluding the USA. NASA said the moon will appear full for about three days, from early Thursday morning into early Sunday morning. The Old Farmer's Almanac reported. That's because, in North America, the name comes from Native American Algonquin tribes.

"This sweet, tangy and nutritious wild food staple was only available for a short time each year".

How are full moons named?

The end of the season sees another penumbral lunar eclipse on July 5th, favoring the Americas. "Because the moon is farther away from Earth, it seems smaller and does not block the entire view of the sun, thus creating a "ring of fire" effect", PAGASA explained. The reason for this is that its central one - the June 20 annular eclipse - is very central, very close to the season's theoretical midst.

The CosmoSapiens YouTube channel will also be showing a live stream - which you can view below - of the "strawberry moon" and partial penumbral eclipse "for stargazers experiencing bad weather or light-polluted night skies".

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