Strawberry Moon Over Chicagoland; Photo Over Recreation Park, Arlington Heights

Did you see the Strawberry Moon? Strawberry Moon rising over Chicagoland, Monday, June 4, 2012.

The Strawberry Moon appears in Late Spring (June). The Strawberry Moon is also known as the Flower Moon, the Honey Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon, Planting Moon. The Hindu name is Wat Poornima. The Sinhala name (Sri Lanka) is Poson.

Chicago missed the partial eclipse of the Moon because of clouds this morning before sunrise and during moonset, but Monday night’s moonrise was spectacular. There was a tint of strawberry.


Full Moon rising over Recreation Park pool (Photoshop composite).

Recreation Park pool staff were in awe of the Full Moon rising over the east end of the swimming pool Monday night as they prepared to close for the night.




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