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'Beautiful': Vancouverites capture epic snaps of full strawberry moon

The massive lunar display was a sight to behold.
Clear Metro Vancouver weather provided the ideal conditions for viewing the full strawberry moon in June 2023.

Metro Vancouverties were treated to clear skies and a stunning lunar spectacle overnight. 

The full "strawberry" moon appeared at its fullest on Saturday, June 3 at 8:41 p.m. in the region, according to

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.

Following several days of clear skies and bright sunshine, locals had been watching the moon appear to grow larger over several days, sharing photos of the bright display on social media. 

On Saturday, however, numerous people sought out prime locations across the Lower Mainland to capture the stunning celestial show. 

Have a look at some of the best images and videos from over the weekend. 

Have a look at Environment Canada's complete Metro Vancouver weather forecast for summer 2023.