Around once a month a full moon lights up the night sky like our very own biophilic lightbulb.
June’s full moon is traditionally called a Strawberry moon and this year it’s even bigger, it’s a Strawberry Supermoon.
For us in the UK, it will reach its peak on Tuesday 14th June. This will be around 12.50pm and although this is daytime, we’ll still be able to be in awe of it in the evening. Weather permitting of course!
What is a Supermoon?
A Supermoon occurs due to the moon moving nearer or further away from Earth.
This makes the moon appear bigger or smaller.
Why is it a Strawberry moon?
If we’re lucky enough to see it, it will appear a pinkish hue. A very fitting colour for the name but it’s not the reason it’s called a Strawberry moon.
It was in fact Native American cultures who gave it its nickname to coincide with the strawberry season in parts of North America and Canada.
June’s full moon is usually seen as the final full moon of the spring or the first full moon of the summer.
It appears in the same month as the longest day of the year, also known as the summer solstice. When the UK can enjoy 16 hours and 43 minutes of daylight on the 21st of June.
Are there any more links connected to Strawberries, the moon and June?
I’m not sure but I do know that my daughter was born in late June a couple of years ago, and my craving towards the end of my pregnancy was Strawberries!
There has to be something connected there! And therefore the Strawberry moon will forever be special to me…
I’m looking forward to going strawberry picking very soon.
This may even turn into an annual event to celebrate the Strawberry moon and personally transition from Spring to welcoming in Summer.
But for now, let’s hope we get to do a little ‘moon bathing’ this evening.