Strawberry Moon Lights up the Night Sky Across the World

In these beautiful pictures, the Strawberry Moon of June 2023 makes the night sky sweet.

Strawberry Moon Lights up the Night Sky Across the World
Image by Kris Meaden (BBC)

The sight of a bright strawberry moon that lighted the night sky in different regions of the planet astounded those who gazed up at the moon from across the world.

The sight of the blood-red moon illuminating the night sky was so stunningly gorgeous that viewers were unable to tear their gaze away from the pictures.

Over the weekend, people all over the world were able to see the beautiful strawberry full moon shining in the night sky. People took pictures of the strawberry moon, which is also called the rose moon, from high places like the Empire State Building, Stonehenge, and other places. People on the Internet shared beautiful photos of the moon, which looked pink and shone brightly in the night sky.

CNN says that the strawberry moon has nothing to do with the colour of the full moon in June. Instead, it has to do with old customs. Native American groups gave it its name “to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be picked,” according to The Old Farmer’s Almanack, which says, “June is a time of great abundance for many as flowers bloom and early fruit ripens.”

People of other regions have also given the moon names that represent their seasonal or cultural customs – such as the Europeans’ honey moon since June “was traditionally the month of marriage, and is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno,” according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Vat Purnima is the name for the full moon in India. NASA says that married Hindu women show their love for their husbands during the three days of this full Moon by tying a symbolic thread around a banyan tree. The event is based on a story from the epic Mahabharata about Savitri and Satyavan.

According to the NASA blog, other names for this full Moon include Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Hoe Moon, and Planting Moon.

Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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