This June 2024, get ready for a special full moon! The Strawberry Moon, named after the ripening strawberries of this time of year, arrives on June 21. This year, it's even more exciting because the Strawberry Moon falls on the same day as the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and many cultures have celebrated it by following various rituals and traditions for a long time. This special alignment of the Strawberry Moon and the summer solstice is quite rare. It means we will see a beautiful full moon on the longest day of the year. What is even more unique is that this year's Strawberry Moon 2024 will appear lower in the sky and have a golden colour, instead of the usual red. So, if you love looking at the moon  or gazing at the night sky, don't miss this special night! Strawberry Full Moon Photos Behind Iconic Buildings and Monuments Go Viral on Twitter, Netizens Share Stunning Moon Pics Across the Globe.

Strawberry Moon 2024 Date

The Strawberry Moon 2024 will occur on June 21, 2024.

Strawberry Moon 2024 Time

The Strawberry moon will be at its peak at 7:08 pm IST.

What Is Strawberry Moon?

Unlike the usual bright white or red, the Strawberry Moon appears lower in the sky and casts a warm, golden light. This happens because the moonlight travels through more of Earth's atmosphere, giving it a soft, golden hue. This full moon isn't just a one-night show! You can enjoy its beauty for several days, from Thursday evening all the way to Sunday morning. So, if you miss the peak on Friday night, you still have a good chance to catch a glimpse of it.

Why Is June Full Moon Called Strawberry Moon?

Though the full moon in June is called Strawberry Moon, it does not get the name because of its colour. Instead, it gets the name because it appears around the short harvest time when strawberries ripen in North America. According to the Old Father’s Almanac, the June Full Moon was named Strawberry Moon by some Native American tribes as a signal that it was time to harvest the strawberries.

When To View Strawberry Moon 2024?

While the peak illumination of the moon happens early on June 22, people in India are in luck! The night before, i.e., June 21, will offer a fantastic opportunity to see the moon almost completely full throughout the night. However, the timing may vary based on the location and time zone. Irrespective, a spectacular sight is guaranteed! Photos of Full Strawberry Moon Rising at Stonehenge Will Blow Your Mind Away!.

The Strawberry Moon, usually a beautiful sight on its own, will be sharing the stage with the summer solstice in June 2024. This rare alignment does not happen very often, making June 21, 2024, an extra special day. The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, and for many cultures around the world, it is a time of spiritual significance. It is no wonder they celebrate this special day with traditions and rituals! This year, the early arrival of the summer solstice, the earliest in 228 years for the Northern Hemisphere, adds another layer of excitement for stargazers, photographers, and moon lovers. So, get ready for a truly unique celestial event!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 20, 2024 04:19 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website