Thursday, June 24, 2021

Schools : Strawberry moon ? The most beautiful moon of the year ! Watch out & learn !


Strawberry moon
credits @curtismorganInstagram

On all of the coming evenings – June 23, 24 and 25, 2021 – the moon might appear full to you. It comes when the moon is most opposite the sun for this month, when its lighted face – its day side – is aimed at us most directly. That full moon instant comes this month on June 24 at 18:39 UTC.

Flower moon
credits: EPA/ Etienne Laurent

All the full moons have names. In North America, the June full moon is called the Rose Moon, Flower Moon or Strawberry Moon.

Some people will call the third of these four seasonal full moons a Blue Moon

Blue moon
credits: Priya Kumar in Oman
via EarthSky

The last Blue Moon came on October 31, 2020, the night of Halloween, remember? Like most Blue Moons, it was blue in name only. It was called a Blue Moon because it was the second of two full moons in a single month.

But Blue Moons have an interesting history in modern folklore. 

The term "blue Moon" has been around a long time, well over 400 years, but its calendrical meaning has become widespread only in the last 25 years.

There’s another definition for Blue Moon. It can also be the third of four full moons in a single season. A season is the period between a solstice and an equinox. 

The next Blue Moon will be of this sort, and it’ll happen on August 22, 2021.

  • Traditions & science : 

Read my post Watch out!  Strawberry most colorful full moon all year 

credits: Farmer's Almanac


On June 23, 24 and 25, 2021, find the full moon and look in the moon’s glare for a starlike point. 

The Moon will appear full for about three days from early Wednesday morning through early Saturday morning. 

This year the Strawberry Moon is closer and larger than an average full Moon. When we have such a large bright Moon, it is sometimes called a Super Moon.

Such an incredible event! Most European students (primary, elementary education) are still at school because the pandemic obliged most countries to teach on remote learning a big part of the school year. 

So teachers can include Summer solstice and Strawberry Moon (June 2021) into their lessons : Science and Literature.

Useful links:

NASA Gazes at Strawberry moon

EarthSky June Full moon mimics December Sun

Watch for the Full Strawberry Moon

Good vibes for Strawberry moon tonight


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