The full moon in June 2022 will be at perigee, its closest point in its orbit around the Earth, at 7.51am Eastern Daylight Time (5.22pm IST), giving it the appearance of a “supermoon.”
How it got its name Strawberry Moon
The Algonquin tribes of what is now the northeastern United States, according to this Almanac, called this the Strawberry Moon. The name derives from the very brief strawberry harvest season in the region.
In various locations, the supermoon is also referred to as the Mead, Honey, or Rose Moon; the Flower, Hot, Hoe, or Planting Moon; Vat Purnima; Poson Poya; and the LRO Moon.
Annually lowest moon
According to NASA, the full moon will rise barely 23,3 degrees above the southern horizon at its maximum point, making it the lowest full moon of the year.
“On the summer solstice, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky. A full moon near the summer solstice will be low in the sky, as it is opposite the Sun. When the full moon is low, particularly at Europe’s higher latitudes, it shines through more atmosphere, making it more likely to have a reddish hue “NASA states that
How can one observe the Strawberry Moon from India?
The Strawberry Moon will unfortunately not be visible in India. However, you may view it online.
Tuesday, the Virtual Telescope Project in Ceccano, Italy, will webcast the full moon (June 14). At approximately 3.15pm EDT (12.45am IST), live views of the moon will be broadcast.
- January: Wolf Moon
- February: Snow Moon
- March: Worm Moon
- April: Pink Moon
- May: Flower Moon
- June: Strawberry Moon
- July: Buck Moon
- August: Sturgeon Moon
- September: Harvest Moon
- October: Hunter’s Moon
- November: Beaver Moon
- December: Cold Moon