SUPER MOON MADNESS!
Not only is this the biggest Moon of the year, it’s also one of the most interesting. June 23rd’s full moon is classified as a “Strawberry Moon,” or “Rose Moon” It was called Strawberry by the Algonquin Native Americans because they knew this full moon was an ideal time to gather fruit. To learn more about this particular full moon, I’ve posted a link to a video created by the good folks at “The Farmer’s Almanac”, a trusted astronomy resource for over 100 years.
So I hope to see some of you down at Primland to look at this beautiful full moon. I know I’ll be training the telescope on it!
Posted on June 22, 2013, in amateur stargazing tips, Astronomy Myths and Legends, Astronomy News, Education and tagged 2013, amateur astronomy, Astronomy, full moon, Meadows of Dan Virginia, moon, Myths, rose moon, space exploration, star gazing, strawberry moon, summer, tourism. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.