Astronomy: When the “Strawberry Moon” shines in the sky

When the “Strawberry Moon” shines in the sky

Dr so-called strawberry moon over Hafencity in Hamburg. photo

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In June, the strawberries are ripe and red. And there is also the right moon.

The rising reddish full moon attracted attention in large parts of Germany on Saturday evening. However, the name “strawberry moon”, which the earth’s satellite is commonly given at this time of year, has nothing to do with the red color.

Instead, the term applies to a full moon in June – because in many regions of the northern hemisphere this is the ripening and harvesting time for strawberries. “Strawberry moon” is not an astronomical term.


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