Strawberry Solstice Moon in Podvrh

Due to the heavy rain forecast in Gorenjska on June 20th, my husband and I decided to go visit and help his sister, who lives in Podvrh, a small village near Sevnica with her partner.

Luckily, the weather was hot and sunny! After a good day of painting and work, we took a small stroll during the evening. I noticed right away the beautiful full moon and urged my husband to hurry and bring the cameras!

Strawberry Solstice Moon

Usually, the full moon of June is called the Strawberry Moon, referring to the beginning of the fruit harvest season.

This year, the full moon is known as the Strawberry Solstice Moon as the June full moon is also the Summer Solstice day – a rather rare event. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the next one will only be in Winter 2094!

Slovenians tend to make a lot of important decision based on the moon phase. It is also believed to have some special effects on their behaviors. Believe it or not? Read more about the Full Moon in Slovenia.

Under the Beautiful Stars at Podvrh

Under the Beautiful Stars at Podvrh

We don’t often venture outside for late evening or night photography (but after this experience, it might change!). During the Strawberry Solstice Moon,  the sky was clear and the moonlight simply fantastic and we were able to get this nice landscape shot, right? 🙂

Until next time,
Anna.

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