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 timeanddate.com.
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.
Saturday sunset and Full Strawberry Moon rising along the Fraser River! #sunset #Saturday #FullMoon #bcstorm #Vancouver #Moon #StrawberryMoon #nightsky #mtbaker #fraserriver #StormHour #clouds #kerrstreetpier #June #Westcoast #shareyourweather pic.twitter.com/69EUrb50kJ— Michelle Valancius (@howyougo) June 4, 2023
Strawberry Full Moon 🍓 pic.twitter.com/4npAzYRzyA— ✨️Charms✨️ (@Charms_ttv) June 4, 2023
.@KGordonGlobalBC @YvonneSchalle @KasiaBodurka @globalnews @GlobalBC @BC1 @MMadryga @chrisgailus @RLacate @sophielui @miawgordon @SUPokanagan Full moon at 10:30 pm and 1:00 am pic.twitter.com/FOA1YD5oCw— Peter P🇨🇦🦅 (@peterprev) June 4, 2023
The Strawberry Moon look great as it rose in the sky this evening. pic.twitter.com/ZloSXIoJGN— Kevin Rose (@krosehawaii) June 4, 2023
My view of #strawberry #moon in #SurreyBC #TrueSurrey Haida’s term berries ripen moon, gáan kungáay & Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) strawberry moon, ode’imini-giizis. June is #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth. Learn the culture & traditions of Indigenous peoples. #reconciliation pic.twitter.com/SnIsOwUyn9— Lorene Oikawa (@lorene1voice) June 4, 2023
The Moon 🌝— Mariam (@mariiiamt) June 3, 2023
the moon be big and bright tonight pic.twitter.com/kL3NXyhyqZ— jolene 🐈⬛🌵🇨🇦 (@mediocr_strangr) June 3, 2023
Look what’s is peering into my door. Happy full moon 🌕 pic.twitter.com/R9AgjH8Lyp— Alley 🇨🇦 (@AlleysOnFire) June 3, 2023
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