July 14, 2024
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Today at 3:50 pm central time. Longest daylight day in 2024.

And tomorrow is the first full moon of the summer, the “strawberry moon”

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which first began publishing the names for the full moons in the 1930s, states that some Native American tribes named the full moon in June as the “strawberry moon” to match the short harvest season for strawberries.

Alternative old European name for the moon in June is the “honey moon,” because honey was also often harvested around the end of June, NASA said.

Therefore, “honeymoon,” the word that is traditionally used to describe the first month of marriage, may have a connection to this full moon due to the popularity of weddings being held in June.

However, NASA explained, other theories suggest that the word “honeymoon” came from the custom of gifting newlyweds mead, a drink made with fermented honey, to enjoy during their first month of marriage.

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