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Slideshow: Beauty shots of the recent Strawberry Moon

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(MADISON) WKOW - The full moon of June, also called the Strawberry Moon, was seen by many this past Friday on June 5.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin tribes called it the Strawberry Moon because of the fruit’s harvest season. Which, normally takes place around this time of year. The Strawberry Moon is one of the most colorful moons due to its low, shallow path across the sky.

It was the last full moon in spring.

The next full moon will take place on Sunday, July 5. It is called the Buck Moon, named by early Native American tribes because the male buck deer would grow their new antlers around this time of year. This full moon also been called the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac has an online tool to help find when moonrise and moonset will occur near you.

Katherine Noel

Katherine Noel

Forecaster, WKOW TV, Madison

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