“Strawberry” supermoon rises behind ancient coastal Greek temple

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A “strawberry” supermoon rose behind an ancient temple off the southern coast of Athens, Greece on Tuesday, casting its light on the marble columns of the temple of Poseidon.

According to the Old Farmers Almanac, this was the second supermoon of the year, which occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest to Earth. The proximity makes it appear larger and brighter than a regular full moon.

The almanac also said that Indigenous tribes in the United States often gave names to full moons, using descriptions that relate to a particular activity or event occurring at the same time of the event. June’s full moon was called the strawberry moon in relation to the ripening of strawberries during this month.

The ancient temple, built in the 5th century B.C. and located on a cliff overlooking the sea, is a popular site for moon watchers, many of whom came out to see the first supermoon in May as well.

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