June’s Full “Strawberry” Moon is also a ‘supermoon,’ the second one of 2022. It reaches peak illumination at 7:52 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 14th, but its golden face won’t be viewable over North America until just after sunset as it rises in the southeastern sky. It will however appear full from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning, … and by the way, it won’t be ‘pink.’ 🌝
The last supermoon of 2021 rises over the Atlantic on Thursday, June 24th, 2021…
Find out all about this month’s full moon and how to view it: *HERE.
By the way, the above *Old Farmer’s Almanacarticle cites the Cherokee when naming this month’s full‘Green Corn’ moon. In the Southeastern United States, however, the Muscogee Creek Confederacy is more closely associated with the Green Corn Moon and Green Corn Festival. In the words of researcher Richard Thornton, “Each province and ethnic group within the Creek Confederacy determined its own date and rituals for the Green Corn Festival. The date of the festival generally coincided with the ripening of the roasting ears,”… and not necessarily with the cycle of the moon.
The golden smile of the waxing crescent appears like the grin of a playful cheshire cat. This photo was taken on September 6th, 2016. The ‘Harvest Moon’ appeared on September 16th. There was some debate as to whether it was a supermoon, but it was definitely big!
Patch.com published a nice piece on the waxing Harvest Moon in September 2016, and discussed its ‘supermoon’ status. Read it: HERE.