Strawberry Moon and Summer Solstice 2019: What Does It Mean and How to Watch

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The Strawberry Moon is a significant astronomical event. In 2019, it falls on June 16-18 and is going for shine pink berry we all adore.

Read the details about the full moon in June and Summer Solstice 2019 on Nexter.org.

Source: NBC

Why is the Strawberry Moon special?

In many cultures, the full moon of June had its name – Strawberry moon or full pink moon. This was due to other events that usually accompanied the full moon in June. For example, in the northern hemisphere, strawberries began to ripen just by this time.

In addition, specifically in 2019, there is a rather interesting combination of the Moon and Jupiter. The interaction of these two energies will give a positive effect that will result in the rise of creativity and inspiration.

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When to watch it?

In the Eastern Time Zone of the United States, that will happen from 4:30 a.m. Monday, June 17 till Thursday, June 18.

However,  the moon appeared full to viewers on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 16 – after sunset.

“My favorite time to watch the full moon is as it is rising over the eastern horizon. When the moon is low on the horizon, it allows you to capture the view with objects in the foreground, making the moon appear bigger,”  CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said.
“Say you are in the city, and you’re watching between a couple of buildings or over the skyline, it will make it feel that much bigger and give it more impact.”

Summer Solstice

The Strawberry Moon is followed by another phenomenon that falls on the 21st of June – Summer Solstice.

Dr. Gregory Brown, Royal Observatory Greenwich, told Express: “The season of summer begins at different times depending on what the specific purpose is. For astronomers, the date of the seasons must be connected to a specific, measurable quantity.

“Meteorological summer is instead based on the change in weather patterns of each season and lags behind the longest day because it takes time for the atmosphere and oceans to warm up.”

Dr. Brown added: “We use the summer solstice which is the moment when the Earth’s tilt is most pointed towards the Sun in the northern hemisphere, making the day that moment falls upon the day with the longest daylight hours. That day can mark either the beginning or the exact middle of astronomical summer, depending on the astronomer.”


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