Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

In the foreground of this stunning featured image, taken by Elias Chasiotis on June 17 in Cape Sounion, Greece, is the 2,400 year-old Temple of Poseidon and Strawberry Moon.

Image credit Elias Chasiotis



Because full moons are opposite the Sun, they are visible in the sky when the Sun is not. One nickname for June’s full moon is the Strawberry Moon, named for when wild strawberries start to ripen in parts of Earth’s northern hemisphere. Different cultures around the globe give this full moon different names, though, including Honey Moon and Rose Moon.

Next month will the 50th anniversary of the time humans first landed on the Moon.

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