Day 14: A new series for 30 Days Wild 2021, Mindful Mondays, were we take time out of our busy days and slow down, breathe and experience nature each sense at a time.
Today’s theme for Mindful Monday is: observe the night sky. Though it was cloudy on the day of the partial solar eclipse this Thursday 10th June, the night sky is still awash with stars, planets and constellations.
Though there is less that six hours of darkness in the sky during June, Jupiter will be the predominant planet in the night sky. Noctilucent clouds, are upper atmosphere clouds and shine an electric blue colour and may be seen on the right occasions 90 to 120 minutes before sunrise/sunset at northeast/northwest.
17th Last quarter of moon
21st 04.31 Summer solstice
24th FULL moon at 17:39 – Strawberry Moon
Times are BST
The full moon of the 24th is called the Strawberry Moon due to wild strawberries ripening during June. It is also called the Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon.
I find it very relaxing looking for stars/planets during the lighter months as I can sit during twilight and enjoy the warm air and bird song. Will you be looking towards the sky this June?
Thanks for reading, and stay wild!