Monday, June 13, 2022

The Time and Date website illustrates a special lineup of planets arriving soon in our pre-dawn sky. A viewer can see Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn lined up, in a sort of “celstial choreography.” The Sun joins as a reddish glow from just beneath the horizon. This will occur at 4:40 a.m. (local time) on June 24.

Coming tomorrow evening is the rise of June’s fullest Moon, “Strawberry.” I’ll be in a farmer’s field out east beyond city lights with my moon-chasing friend, Susie. We’ll be there watching the dark horizon to witness Strawberry Moon’s earliest appearance. A full globe’s first lights and risings are amazing events that excite and satisfy.

June’s Full Strawberry Moon is named after the plentiful strawberries that grow this time of year in our Northern Hemisphere. “Strawberry” happens to be a Super Full Moon. A Super Moon looks bigger than a regular Full Moon, it’s an excellent subject for photographs. Susie and I will capture images as this one rises above the horizon!

As of today, I’m officially an ex-employee of Wilco. Working there has been fun. Its managers are kind and people-oriented. I learned about being in a retail environment and am moving forward to a new challenge. I’ll operate a cash register for the supermarket chain, WinCo.

For local readers who shop at our WinCo, look around for me. My cash register will be somewhere among the many, and I hope to see familiar faces.

Dear Friends: Never-ending changes, in the sky, societies, human activities. Diana

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