A Full Moon on Today's Summer Solstice

Photo by Sarah Macmillan

Not since 1946 have we had the dual pleasure of celebrating the summer solstice under a full moon lit night sky. That's right; it's been 70 years. So enjoy the year's longest day of sunlight by extending it into the evening underneath the stars and the wash of the full moon. 

A recent blog post on Treehugger.com, notes the uniqueness of this year's summer solstice and includes a description of this day's full moon being tagged the "Strawberry Moon" by Native American tribes who connected its sighting with the start of the sweet strawberry season. 

We wish you a day full of revelry outside in the sun and under the stars. For another perspective of the special occurrence of a full moon on the summer solstice, Treehugger notes that you can check out the day's live broadcast from Slooh and The Old Farmer's Almanac's observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics in the Canary Islands. 

The live broadcast, which can be seen below via YouTube, or on Slooh begins at 8 P.M. ETD on Monday, June 20th.