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Vancouverites share snaps of massive full 'strawberry moon' (PHOTOS)

"Wow that moon tonight is HUGE!!"
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Metro Vancouver residents have taken to social media to share snaps of the full strawberry moon glowing overhead in June 2021.

Did you spot the luminous celestial display in Vancouver skies over the past couple of nights?

Known as the full strawberry moon, the June moon was at its fullest on Thursday (June 24) at 11:39 a.m. in Vancouver. However, it appeared quite full later that night and the night before (June 23).

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the June moon got its name, "from the Algonquin tribes who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries." It notes that Native peoples would give distinctive names to each reoccurring full moon to mark the change of seasons. As such, many of these names arose when Native Americans first interacted with colonialists.

June's full moon is also known as the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.

Sunny clear skies afforded ideal viewing conditions for sky-watchers in the Lower Mainland. Locals have taken to social media to share snaps of the lunar behemoth glowing overhead. 

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