Today at 20:40, June 24, the moon will enter the full moon phase, when the spectacular strawberry super moon will be full of life. In fact, the satellite of the earth will be close to the perigee (minimum distance), and its disk will appear larger and brighter than usual. It is called strawberry (or strawberry) because during the months of June, Algonquin Indians devoted themselves to collecting delicious inflorescences. This is everything you need to know so as not to miss the last Superluna this year.
Two weeks latereclipse, Only part of it can be seen from Italy, the sky is ready to give us a new and unmissable astronomical wonder: finally Superuna piena of 2021, This Strawberry super moon Or strawberry, today June 24 will be Sky The whole night and night of the boot.Different from ordinary people Full moon, Superluna is Filling Happened nearby Perigee, This is the minimum distance from the earth. In addition, the moon has a strong elliptical orbit, and when hovering in space, it may be more or less far away from the surface of our planet. When the super moon appears, Moon disk Looks bigger and brighter than normal-although a well-trained eye is required to notice the difference-further retouching sky. On the other hand there is Little Moon God, Which occurs when the natural satellite is the furthest away from the earth (Apogee), so the complete lunar disk looks smaller and has lower brightness. Strawberry Superluna got its name because of its tradition Native American algonchiniTo celebrate the collection in June Strawberry.
When and how to see the strawberry super moon
Strawberry Superluna will rise in the southeast 20:55 Rome Time, Turin at 9:30 pm and Catania at 8:29 pm; in practice, it will delay the start of its “riding” along the sky, moving from south to north.Her journey will end before 05:00 on Friday, June 25th, Rome time, accompanied by spectacular Sagittarius, One of the richest and most charming places in the sky.The actual full moon will happen on 20:40, Just before the satellite peered into the capital and about ten minutes after meeting Mount Etna.Like any other full moon, the strawberry super moon is Naked eye It is completely safe, so just look out from the window or balcony to enjoy the beautiful astronomical wonders.If there is a better telescope Or maybe a little bit telescope. As the astrophysicist pointed out Gianluca MassiThe scientific director of the virtual telescope project, today’s super moon in the northern hemisphere will be the lowest in the whole year, giving us a more enlightening spectacle. “In Rome, its maximum altitude is only 22 degrees; due to our atmosphere, such a moderate value will help make our satellites warmer,” the scientist pointed out in a press release.Unfortunately, dark clouds have enveloped several areas of Italy; viewers who cannot watch in person can start to follow the live broadcast at 21:00 today Thanks to the Virtual Telescope Project website, This will show the moon as it stands out on the monument Eternal city.
Because it’s called strawberry Superluna
The “common” name of the full moon is closely related to the traditions of Native Americans, who used lunar calendar, Different from our Gregorian calendar.Have a name every month Natural events Particularly important to community life, dedicated to crops, climatic conditions, animals, hunting, etc. Since the Algonquin Native American tribe was (and still is) the most populous tribe, it is customary to refer to the full moon by the name chosen by the saints of this great community.The people of Algonquin call the full moon in June the “Strawberry Moon” or “Strawberry Moon” because of the deliciousness in this month. inflorescence Oh”Fake fruit“. The real fruit of the plant (Fragaria) is actually stop, Small yellow dots visible on the surface StrawberryThe Native Americans love them and have a short time to collect them in June, so, given the special nature of the event (apparently there were no greenhouses and freezers centuries ago), they decided to dedicate the full moon of this month to it .