Relive the Full Strawberry Moon With These Stunning Images

first_imgStay on target The full Strawberry Moon rising past NYC’s 42nd Street #Moonhenge— Max Guliani (@maximusupinNYc) June 29, 2018 Missed this week’s Full Strawberry Moon? The Internet’s got your back.Social media is brimming with photographic evidence of the colorful celestial event.Appearing “opposite” the Sun (in Earth-based longitude), the celestial body rose late on Wednesday, or in the week hours of Thursday, depending on your time zone.June’s full Moon got its name from Algonquin tribes, who, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, knew it as the signal to gather ripening fruit. It is also known as the Honey Moon and Mead Moon.But while Earth’s satellite won’t turn the deep red of its namesake, this does mark the most colorful the Moon gets all year (unless you’re lucky enough to catch the Blood Moon during a total lunar eclipse).Check out some of our favorite Full Strawberry Moon images, captured beautifully this week by pros and amateurs across the world: Tonight’s Full Strawberry Moon | Preston, Lancashire#strawberrymoon #fullmoon #stormhour #thephotohour— Sonia Bashir (@SoniaBashir_) June 28, 2018 Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Strawberry Moonrise video behind @Ely_Cathedral tonight, a little clearer than last night #StrawberryMoon @SpottedInEly @ElyIslandPie @visitely @thisiselycambs @HeartCambs @EastCambs @BBCWthrWatchers @ChrisPage90 @lizzieweather @JonestheNews @BBCLookEast @itvanglia— Andrew Sharpe (@SharpeImages_UK) June 28, 2018According to NASA, the first full Moon following the summer solstice (which just occurred on June 21) shines more brightly through the atmosphere than at other times of year, giving it a rosy hue. The 2018 Strawberry Moon was particularly exciting, as it arrived during Saturn’s annual “opposition”—the day Earth passes between the Sun and the ringed planet.Thought to have formed some 4.51 billion years ago from debris left over after an impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia, the Moon is the second-brightest regularly visible celestial object—after the sun.While the Moon itself does not radiate light, its dark surface reflects the sun’s rays at various times of day, making it a convenient timepiece; some of the earliest calendars were based on the Moon’s periods of waxing and waning.Keep up with the rest of the lunar year by following The Old Farmer’s Almanac‘s Full Moon calendar:July 27 @ 4:22 p.m. ET: Full Buck MoonAug. 26 @ 7:58 a.m. ET: Full Sturgeon MoonSept. 24 @ 10:54 p.m. ET: Full Corn MoonOct. 24 @ 12:47 p.m. ET: Full Hunter’s MoonNov. 23 @ 12:41 a.m. ET: Full Beaver MoonDec. 22 @ 12:50 p.m. ET: Full Cold MoonNext month’s Full Buck Moon is set to coincide with a total lunar eclipse—the second one this year. Primarily visible from the Eastern Hemisphere (Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia), the Blood Micro Moon eclipse will be the longest of the 21st century, lasting approximately 103 minutes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img