The strawberry super moon will light up the sky on Thursday

The familiar term honeymoon? The word is said to have origins in ancient Europe and could be linked to this special moon due to an ancient custom of getting married in June.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla .– Strawberry, mead, honey, hoe, hot, Poson Poya, plantation and rose.

What do all of these things have in common? These are all apparently names given to the June full moon, which is the last super moon of 2021 according to Gordon Johnston of NASA Science.

The Strawberry Moon is the most common name, which historians believe originates from a Native American language referring to the relatively short strawberry harvest season in the northeastern United States.

Is the term honeymoon familiar? NASA Science says the word has origins in ancient Europe and may be linked to this special moon due to an old custom of getting married in June.

The honey was also ready for harvest at the end of June, which may have helped give it this nickname.

Other seasonal names would have include pink moon, plantation moon, hot moon, and hoe moon.

On Thursday evening, the moon will appear just after sunset, where it should be the largest in appearance. according to

The moon will actually reach its maximum illumination at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, but of course it will be nearly impossible to see at that time.

So whatever name you call the moon, just be sure to watch it!

You can submit your moon photos to First Coast News using the ‘Near Me’ feature on our app or in the First Coast Weather Watcher Facebook Group.

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