Strawberry Moon

July 13, 2003

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Provided and copyright by: David Darling, Lunar Transient Phenomena Research
Summary authors & editors: David Darling; Jim Foster

This image of the full Moon was taken on June 14, 2003 at 10:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time, over Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The Moon was very striking on this night when it appeared just over the tree tops, low in the southern sky. "Strawberry Moon" is one of the names given to June's full Moon. For July, the full Moon is sometimes referred to as the "Buck Moon" or "Thunder Moon." The Moon is full today (July 13), and the path that it takes across the sky tonight is close to that of the Sun's sojourn in mid winter -- it follows a low arc from roughly southeast to southwest.

An Orion Astroview 120ST EQ Rich-Field Refractor telescope with a Sony Digital Still Camera DSC-P71 captured the picture (25 mm eyepiece).

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