The moon in June will make you Swoon
Last Update: Jun 8, 2020
Moon-Gazing from Home
My daughter caught the above picture of the moon on Sunday.
So, I was curious and found out that this was due to the strawberry moon eclipse on June 5.
If you live in the northern hemisphere, June is all about the Moon.
For starters, the nights never get shorter. The “summer” solstice will occur on June 20, 2020 - this means that would be the longest day, and shortest night, of the year.
It takes the Moon 29.5 days to complete one orbit around the Earth. During that time it displays different phases as the Sun’s illumination of it changes from our point of view on Earth.
Moon-gazing opportunity this month:
- Friday, June 5: Full Moon—the “Strawberry Moon Eclipse”
- Saturday, June 13: Last Quarter Moon
- Sunday, June 21: New Moon—also a “Ring of Fire Eclipse” in some parts of the world (it’s got nothing to do with the eclipse, but do look out for a delicate crescent Moon just after sunset from June 22—June 25)
- Sunday, June 28: First Quarter Moon
Wherever you are, celebrate nature and enjoy the moon.
What can we learn from the moon at WA?
"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."
– W. Clement Stone
Have a great week ahead and if you are out at night, take a gaze at the moon.