2016 Summer Solstice Full Moon

June 20, 2016

In the Northern Hemisphere this year, June 20 is the longest day of this year.  The summer solstice officially arrives at 6:34 p.m. EDT.  At that time, the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun.

 

Full Moon ~ June 20, 2016 ~ 12:37 a.m. EDT

June 20, 2016 ~ 12:37 a.m. EDT

This year there is a full moon on the summer solstice.  It's the first time that has happened since 1967.


The June full moon is known as the Strawberry Moon, named by early Native American tribes. 

What a good excuse to buy some strawberries to photograph.  And eat.