Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon

Jun 10, 2017 @ 07:35



Yesterday at 9:10 a.m. it was the June full moon. Here in Wawa, it was visible in the night sky about 9:45 p.m. just over William Teddy Park/Surluga Hill. As full moon’s go it was a small one, or Apogee moon. The Farmer’s Almanac explains “This mini moon occurs only once every year, when the Moon’s orbit takes it further away from Earth. During that time, the Moon appears 14% smaller in the sky than it does when it is a Mega (or Perigee) Moon.”



Here in Wawa, I waited until the moon was just peeking over the Surluga Hill, and then Marcus and I went down to Wawa Lake to capture the moon’s gleaming on the water. He concentrated on taking her portrait with a long lens, and I did landscapes. It didn’t take long for the moon to rise, and the blackflies to chase us away.



A couple of interesting tidbits about the Strawberry Moon

  • A growing Moon and a flowing tide are lucky times to marry.
  • Days following both the New and Full Moons are most likely to be rainy or stormy.
  • Crabbing, shrimping, and clamming are best when the Moon is full.
  • In Europe the full moon in June is know as the Rose Moon or Honey Moon

One comment

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for making the effort to take and share the beauty!