The full moon in June, especially when it occurs after the summer solstice, is often referred to as the Strawberry Moon.
The first full moon of summer has also been dubbed the Rose Moon, the Flower Moon or the Honey Moon because of its tinted color at this time of year for viewers in high northern latitudes. The June full moon stays close to the horizon, where its light is filtered and reddened by the atmosphere.
Planets Form When Worlds Collide
Planets are built over a long period of massive collisions between rocky bodies as big as mountain ranges, according to astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
New observations from the telescope reveal surprisingly large dust clouds around several stars. These clouds most likely flared up when rocky, embryonic planets smashed together. The Earth's own Moon may have formed from such a catastrophe. Prior to these new results, astronomers thought planets were formed under less chaotic circumstances.
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