Strawberry moon shines over Eiffel Tower

The so-called 'Strawberry Moon' shone brightly over the Paris skyline on Monday night.

The slight red hue of the full moon complemented the Eiffel Tower's nightly light show.

June's full moon is called the Strawberry Moon because it indicated to some Native American tribes that it was the time of year to harvest wild strawberries.

In Europe, the astronomical phenomenon is more commonly known as the 'Honey Moon' and it's believed that this is where the term 'honeymoon' came from. The phrase dates back to the late Middle Ages and bears custom of marrying in June.

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