APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

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APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 am

Image Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

Explanation: Did you see the full moon last night? If not, tonight's nearly full moon should be almost as good. Because full moons are opposite the Sun, they are visible in the sky when the Sun is not -- which should be nearly all night long tonight, clouds permitting. One nickname for June's full moon is the Strawberry Moon, named for when wild strawberries start to ripen in parts of Earth's northern hemisphere. Different cultures around the globe give this full moon different names, though, including Honey Moon and Rose Moon. In the foreground of this featured image, taken yesterday in Cape Sounion, Greece, is the 2,400 year-old Temple of Poseidon. Next month will the 50th anniversary of the time humans first landed on the Moon.

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Re: APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:35 am

Very nice! That feeling you get when your on vacation and find yourself in an enchanting place! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:56 pm

It is litterally an enchanting place and you have to visit to really feel it! I am very lucky to live very near and my work is even nearer. Those ancient temples have an infinite beauty and they match perfectly to the surrounding landscape. We may have repeatedly photographed them, but it is really worth it, because they never look the same and they almost always give us new photographic thrills! Especially Sounion, is a place away from the big city, with very few buildings around and is left alone, so it has a unique beauty of wilderness.

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Re: APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by bystander » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:17 pm

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Re: APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:19 pm

I have many photos in my collection. For example, this is a totally different view, with a very old moon, on early February 2019:
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Post by geckzilla » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:46 pm

Our little tree has grown so much.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: APOD: Strawberry Moon over the Temple of... (2019 Jun 18)

Post by Elias Chasiotis » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:05 am

By the way, the small tree is of the species Pistacia lentiscus, a very common evergreen Mediterranean bush, same genus with the pistachio nut tree. It grows in the wild here and i don't know if the certain tree was actually planted there, or it was sown by itself.