Photos of the full moon of June from around the world

Photos of the full moon of June from around the world

Photos of the full moon of June from around the world

Last night, the “Strawberry” supermoon put on a spectacular show – one captured by photographers around the world.

Full moons are moon phases that occur about once a month when our natural satellite faces the sun, with Earth directly in between. During a full moon, the side facing our planet is fully lit and appears as a perfect circle.

A popular name for the full moon that occurs in the month of June is the ‘Strawberry Moon’, which originated with Native American peoples.

The Strawberry Moon over Greece
The “Strawberry Moon” behind the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, south of Athens, Greece, on June 14, 2022.
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This name refers to the fact that June is traditionally a time when wild strawberries in North America are ripe for harvesting.

“June’s full moon was named by several indigenous peoples, including members of the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, after what translates into English as ‘Strawberry Moon,’ to mark the ripening of wild strawberries,” Catherine Boeckmann, senior digital editor for The Old Farmer’s Almanac website, told news week

The Strawberry Moon behind Manhattan, New York
The full “Strawberry” supermoon will rise behind Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on June 14, 2022, as seen from North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Other names given to the June full moon include the Blooming Moon, Green Corn Moon, Whore Moon, Birth Moon, and Hatching Moon.

A super moon behind the Hagia Sophia mosque
The supermoon behind the Hagia Sophia Mosque on June 13, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Technically, the moon doesn’t get full until a specific time, which is on June 14 at 11:52 a.m. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or at 7:52 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Nevertheless, to most people, the moon will appear full for about three days centered around this time.

The full moon over Chennai, India
The full moon is pictured over the illuminated Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, India, on June 14, 2022.
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Photographers around the world managed to capture breathtaking images of the full moon in the night sky over some of the world’s most scenic locations, including the Manhattan skyline, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Mosque and Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii.

The Strawberry Moon over Singapore
The full “Strawberry” moon will rise over Singapore on June 14, 2022.
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The Strawberry Moon was also considered a “supermoon,” which is a non-scientific term to describe a full moon when it is very close to its perigee.

The full moon over Baghdad, Iraq
The full moon rises behind the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad’s Karada district on June 14, 2022.
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Perigee is the point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to our planet. The Moon’s orbit around the Earth is not perfectly circular and is actually elliptical or oval shaped. As a result, the distance between the moon and our planet varies over time and at some points it will be closer to Earth than others.

There are several definitions of a supermoon, but one of the most common describes it as any full moon that is within 90 percent of its minimum distance from Earth.

The Strawberry Supermoon as seen from California
The supermoon “Strawberry” will rise on June 14, 2022, as seen from Lawndale, California.
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Supermoons appear slightly larger and brighter in the sky than an average full moon. But casual stargazers often won’t recognize the difference at first glance because the variations aren’t obvious, according to Gianluca Masi, an astronomer with the Virtual Telescope Project.

The Strawberry Moon over Mauna Loa, Hawaii
The “Strawberry” supermoon over Mauna Loa volcano on June 14, 2022.
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“The difference in apparent size can be seen in photos: take a photo of the supermoon and compare it to another photo of a typical full moon, provided you use the same equipment/zoom factor. You will see the difference,” he said. . news week