Strawberry Moon Rising Over Santa Barbara

Iair Arcavi2018

The Royal Society

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'The Strawberry Moon, the full moon of June, rises over Santa Barbara, CA. The name comes from the Algonquin tribes of Native Americans, who used this full moon as their sign to harvest ripening strawberries. Of course, astronomically, it's pretty much the same as every other full moon occurring about once every 29.5 days when the moon is opposite the sun from the Earth's point of view, and is thus fully illuminated, rising when the sun sets and setting when the sun rises. Even though the full moon appears larger when close to the horizon, this is merely an optical illusion (which is not fully understood).
Taken with a 1/400s exposure, f/4 aperture, at 300mm on a Canon 5D Mark IV.'

Iair Arcavi

Institution: Tel Aviv University

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  • Title: Strawberry Moon Rising Over Santa Barbara
  • Creator: Iair Arcavi
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Location Created: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Provenance: The Royal Society Publishing - Photo Competition 2018
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • Field: Astronomy