Strawberry Moon

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Date: Jun 20, 2016
Location: Alhambra, California, USA

Strawberry moon seen through the smoke of the Reservoir & Fish Fires.

The rare full moon coincides with the Summer Solstice, the start of summer and the longest day of the year. According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” the strawberry moon was given that name by the Algonquin tribes because it occurs right at the height of the season when strawberries are harvested. It was the first chance to see a strawberry moon on the summer solstice in nearly half a century. The last time it occurred was back in 1967, and it won’t happen again until 2062!

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