Friday, June 13, 2014

The Full Moon's Still Out There

There was a full moon tonight.  It looked like the weather wasn't going to cooperate earlier but I decided to check and the sky was clear.  Besides, it's been a while since I've done a moon shot.
 The Full Moon in June is called the Strawberry Moon.  Apparently this name was used by the Algonquin Tribe.  In Europe it was called the Rose Moon.  Since June is typically the month that strawberries are harvested, the name stuck.
I adjusted the settings a little bit.  I like this picture a little better.

Apparently it is also called the Honey Moon.  Back in the day, marriages would coincide with harvest and planting cycles.  June is not typically a month for either, so that's when people would get married.  In Ireland, the groom would be gifted with honey hence the name.   It has also been called that because of its typically low position in the sky and it gets a golden color at moon rise.
And then a little cropping.

This Full Moon also coincides with Friday the 13th.  The last time that happened was in October of 2000.  The next time it will happen will be in August of 2049.    So if you're superstitious, it might be a good idea to avoid anything today since both are portents of something.

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