Shared Link: "So What's a 'Strawberry Moon' Anyway? 9 Facts!" via HLN TV

Last night, June 2, 2015 was something called a "Strawberry Moon." Here are a few interesting facts!
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"It's also called a 'Honey Moon' because its low position in the sky can give it a warm tint 'Strawberry Moon' hasn't happened on Friday the 13th since 1919 and won't happen again until June 2098!"
  1. It's a full moon, meaning the earth lies between the sun and the moon so the complete surface of the moon is visible.
  2. Each month's full moon has a name and a meaning, dating back to Native Americans. June's full moon is called the Strawberry Moon because the short season during which strawberries can be harvested happens in June.
  3. However, strawberries aren't native in Europe. There, June's full moon is called the "Rose Moon."
  4. June's full moon is also called a "Honey Moon" or a "Mead Moon" because its position is low in the sky (in our hemisphere at least) and the earth's atmosphere can give it a warm tint. 
  5. The word "honeymoon" refers to marriage's sweetness, in addition to the European custom of giving newlyweds enough mead to last them a month. But it's also interesting that June is the most popular month to get married and, as a result, many couples take their honeymoons during the month of the "Honey Moon."
  6. And as if this month's full moon didn't have enough nicknames already, some cultures also call it a "Hot Moon" because it's the start of the summer season.
  7. The Strawberry Moon for June 2014 is extremely rare because it happened on Friday the 13th. It hasn't happened on this superstitious day since 1919 and won't happen on another Friday the 13th in June until 2098!
  8. In fact, full moons that happen on Friday the 13th are pretty rare in general. The last one was in October 2000 (that would have been a "Full Harvest Moon" or "Full Hunter's Moon" by the way!). The next one is expected in August 2049.
  9. The full moon peaked after midnight on the East Coast -- hope you had your telescopes ready!

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