Strawberry Moon

Did you know the Strawberry Moon is named after the season to harvest strawberries in the United States?

Did you know about these other fun facts?

  • Members of the Algonquin tribe originally gave it the fruity title because it coincided with the time their strawberries were ready to harvest
  • The best time to see it is in the morning
  • It is the smallest full moon
  • It is also the lowest moon
  • The amber hue of a Strawberry Moon also inspired the name “honeymoon” and is rumored to be the inspiration behind the same name for a couple’s post-wedding honeymoon vacation
  • You do not need special equipment to see it
  • It won’t come back for about a year

Homeschoolers: draw/color an illustration and record your observations of this current event.

 

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, movies, and the great outdoors.

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