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This full moon was known by Native American Algonquin tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signalled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season.

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This full moon was known by Native American Algonquin tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance.

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This full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon as this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear.

oh really? Can you be specific? Cuz you know, there’s over 500 different nations and I’m PRETTY SURE not everyone called it the same thing -.-

I apologise for the lack of explanation. The names I use are the names most widely adopted by Colonial Americans from the Natives. These names were used by Algonquin tribes (who lived in the regions from New England to Lake Superior), and I chose to list these because they work over the same time period as the Gregorian Calendar (12 months) whereas some tribes used only 5 or 6 names.

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Saturn’s hexagonal storm system in it’s north pole

(Source: spaceexp, via lemons-and-tangerines)

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Saturn’s hexagonal storm system in it’s north pole
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This full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers. 

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The March Equinox occurs at 16:57 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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This full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon as this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear.

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The Orion and Horsehead Nebulae (source)
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The Witch Head Nebula (source)
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Buzz Aldrin stepping onto the Moon, 1969 (source)