Chandra Grahan June 2020: Here's why this month's Lunar Eclipse is called 'Strawberry Moon Eclipse'
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The second Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse is not just a special because it a 'Penumbral Lunar Eclipse' but also because it is a 'Strawberry Moon Eclipse'. The second Lunar Eclipse of 2020, which will begin at 11.15 pm on June 5 and end at 2.34 am on June 6, is nicknamed as the "strawberry moon" in reference of the strawberry harvesting season. In this Lunar Eclipse, the skygazers will be able to see strawberry moon will get a darker shade.
Lunar Eclipse is the name of the phenomenon, in which the Earth comes in between of the Sun and the Moon and casts its shadow on the Lunar surface. There are a total of three types of eclipse: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, and total Lunar Eclipse.
A penumbral eclipse is very subtle. In this eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth – the penumbra – falls on the moon’s face At best, at mid-eclipse, very observant people will notice a dark shading on the moon’s face.
Know why Lunar Eclipse is called a Strawberry Moon Eclipse.
The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to the Full Moon in June. The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full moons back in the 1930s. According to them, June marks the beginning of the short strawberry season in the North-Eastern United States, therefore, the full moon of this month is named the 'Strawberry Moon'.
According to some sources, a European name for this early summer month was Rose Moon, and another was Hot Moon, for the beginning of the summer heat. Other sources quote Mead Moon as the Anglo-Saxon name because this was the time for mowing the meads, or meadows
Like June, July's full moon is called 'Thunder Moon' because thunderstorms frequently take place during this time of the year.
Posted By: Talib Khan