The June Strawberry Full Moon 2019, rose from the 16th through 17th, what a beautiful sight it was!
How fun to have the beginning of the Full Moon land on Fathers Day. I would say it was a special tribute to all the dads out there.
Sunday Fathers Day Moon
The photo above was taken Sunday June 16th around 8:30 pm, central time. The June Strawberry 2019 Full Moon was in the Waxing Gibbous 99.6% phase, near full. There happened to be a band of clouds along the base of the horizon, so I wasn’t able fully catch it coming up. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful sight! The the sky was in shades of purples, blues and pinks. The higher the moon rises, the brighter and less colorful it is. So I like to try and photograph full moons when their just coming up.
I like to try and photograph full moons when they are just coming up at the horizon. This is the time when the moon appears to be at its closest, and most colorful, and midway through its nightly travel.
At the time I was photographing the sweetest moon rising of the year, it was in a Waning Gibbous at 99.6% full phase.
Monday’s June Strawberry 2019 Full Moon
The photo above was taken Monday June 17th around 9:30 pm. This was the June Strawberry 2019 full moon at 99.6%, with some cloud cover.
I almost didn’t bother to pack up my gear and drive to my favorite moon spot, because the evening sky was completely covered over in a thick blanket of clouds above my house. But, I just couldn’t resist the chance of possibly missing that beautiful June Strawberry Moon rise.
So, I’m glad I listened to that nagging feeling. Always listen to your gut! When you’re a mooner like me, it doesn’t matter what the weather is, you still try to get those shots.
I have been known to photograph the moon in -30 degree weather. Now that’s dedication!
If you’re interested in knowing what time the moon rises and sets in your area, I recommend using www.timeanddate.com. Just type in your area and it will give you all the info you need, plus a whole lot more.
If you missed this month’s moon show, then maybe you’ll get to catch the July Buck Full Moon. Happy mooning!