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Massive full strawberry moon to illuminate Metro Vancouver skies

Ready for some full moon howlin'?
The full strawberry moon will appear at its fullest in Vancouver at the beginning of June.

Lunar lovers can bathe in the silvery light of a full moon in Vancouver this weekend. 

The June full moon, also known as the "full strawberry moon," takes place in Vancouver on Saturday, June 3 at 8:41 p.m., according to 

But the moon's colour has nothing to do with its popular moniker. 

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the June moon got its name, "from the Algonquin tribes who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries." It notes that Native peoples would give distinctive names to each reoccurring full moon to mark the change of seasons. 

June's full moon is also known as the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.

In May, locals were treated to a "full flower moon," which is named after the first spring flowers that bloom following the winter's deep freeze. 

Environment Canada calls for clear skies on Saturday night, which would provide the ideal conditions for viewing the full moon. No special equipment is needed to view it but cloud coverage could prevent locals from getting a clear view of the heavenly display. 

Have a look at the national forecaster's complete Metro Vancouver weather forecast for the summer season. 


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