What to know about the Strawberry Moon

During the eclipse, the moon will not be in the sky for most of the Americas, NASA says. The Moon will appear full for about three days, from early Thursday morning into early Sunday morning. A full moon rises behind St Michael’s Mount in Marazion near Penzance on June 28, 2018 in Cornwall, England. 

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First published on June 5, 2020 / 10:35 AM The June full moon also happens to be the last full moon of spring, an occurrence that was named Strawberry Moon by the Algonquin tribes, according to NASA. During the three-day full moon, married women will show their love for their husbands by tying a ceremonial thread around a banyan tree, according to NASA. It will begin at 1:45 p.m. Buddhists call this full moon the Poson Poya.  Hindus also have traditions surrounding this lunar occurrence. In Sri Lanka, the Poson holiday celebrates the introduction of Buddhism in 236 BCE. ET – about three hours and 18 minutes. 
The Strawberry Moon has also been called Mead Moon or the Honey Moon. The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the northeastern United States.The Strawberry Moon will be close enough to opposite the sun that it will pass through part of the partial shadow of the Earth, causing an eclipse. ET and lasts until 5:04 p.m. A group of girls watches a full Strawberry Moon rise above the Tagus river in Lisbon, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 

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The eclipse will be entirely visible in eastern Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and Australia, according to Space.com. What to know about the Strawberry Moon lunar eclipse on Friday night

By Caitlin O’Kane

June 5, 2020 / 10:35 AM
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A full moon will take place on Friday night and with it, the “Strawberry Moon” will bring a penumbral lunar eclipse. The end of June was when honey was ripe and ready to be harvested, which made this the “sweetest” moon, according to some writings, NASA says. The tradition of calling the first month of marriage the “honeymoon” may be tied to this full moon – either because the “Honey Moon” is the “sweetest” moon of the year, or because getting married in June is a custom. Some consider this full Moon the Rose Moon, but other sources from Europeans and Native Americans also refer to it as the Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Hoe Moon, and Planting Moon, NASA says.