Wondering why the sudden shift from fruit to the outer space? That’s because the Super Strawberry Moon is happening on Thursday, June 24th and bet you wouldn’t want your little astronomers to miss this awesome nature treat. Now you’re asking: what about this supermoon and why it’s named strawberry?
Okay, so it’s charmingly nicknamed Strawberry Moon because it is believed that it signals the picking of strawberries to some Native American tribes, though it’s also called Hot Moon because it rises at the start of the summer season, and in some parts of Europe it’s known as honey, or rose, or mead moon.
Now, this super strawberry moon which is expected to be full at 2:40 p.m EDT won’t actually turn into color red nor look like a strawberry when it rises above the horizon in the evening of June 24th, but moon watchers are thrilled because reports say it’s the year’s most colorful moon, although like other full moons, it will just be golden orange, unless you’re living in higher latitude in Europe where it will have a little reddish hue.
But since it’s a supermoon, it will rather appear bigger and brighter than the average moon. And if you happened to miss the three supermoons that happened in March, April, and May of this year, you wouldn’t want to miss this fourth one as it’s said to be the final supermoon in 2021.
Nature is always a great therapy and anything about the outer space fascinates the children. You can choose to watch this super strawberry moon and make unforgettable memories with your children.