Stunning pictures have emerged of the seventh full moon of the year - known as the Strawberry Moon - which has risen today and marked the beginning of the strawberry picking season.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, an American guide to nature, folklore and astronomy, the Strawberry Moon’s name derives from the Native American Algonquin tribes.

The Algonquin tribes would name the different phases of the moon to keep track of the seasons and the changes in the landscape around them.

The world has been impatiently waiting for tonight’s special lunar event as super-bright Saturn will also be visible in the sky tonight along with the Strawberry Moon.

Saturn appeared at around midnight, reached its highest at 1am (BST) and will be visible for at least a month.

Meanwhile, the moon will turn precisely full at 5.53am BST but breath-taking pictures of the lunar event have already transpired.

As it can be seen from the pictures, despite its name, the Strawberry Moon does not have a deep red or pink colour.

It can exude a slight pinkish colour but only when it is close to the horizon.

The reason for the name “strawberry” has nothing to do with the colour but it is only related to the kickoff of strawberry season.



Native American Names for June Moon Leaves Moon (Cree). Ripe Berries (Dakota). Hoer moon (Abernaki). Windy Moon (Choctaw). Summer moon (Kiowa). Buffalo Moon (Omaha). Leaf Moon (Assiniboine). Corn Tassel Moon(Taos). Green grass Moon(Sioux). Ripening Moon (Mohawk). Turtle Moon (Potawatomi). Making fat Moon (Lakota).Leaf Dark Moon (San Juan). Major Planting Moon (Hopi). Planting Moon (Neo Pagan). Fish Spoils Moon (Wishram). Water melon Moon (Natchez). Hot Weather moon (Arapaho). Dyad Moon (Medieval English). Strawberry Moon (Anishnaabe). Dark green leaves Moon (Pueblo). Summer Moon (Passamaquoddy). Green Corn Moon, Flower Moon (Cherokee). Mead Moon (Full Janic), Strawberry moon (Dark Janic). Honey Moon, Hot Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon (Algonquin). Other Moon names : Hay Moon, Aerra Litha Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Lovers Moon Hot weather moon (Ponca).


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