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Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice 2016: Strawberry Moon



Summer Solstice 2016: Strawberry Moon



This year’s solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon – a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.  [from Google]


What is the Strawberry Moon?
It is a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes. 
It is a full moon like any other, but marks the beginning of the strawberry season. 
The two events coincide once every 70 years.



Story HERE
Oddly the moon never gets very high in the summer sky. I haven't figured this out quite yet, as the moon's seasonal course seems less set than the sun's.




Gully enjoying the late evening pink sunset.









love

lizzy

gone to the beach....


ps for those of you who were interested in the Ship Finder app, this is what the screen shots look like. The paid version has more info and pictures of the ships.





7 comments:

  1. Very cool about the Strawberry Moon and Solstice! I'm sorry I didn't get out to see it! Love the 'cotton candy' colors in the sky in your photos.

    Hubby found the ship app and played with it. I don't know why - not many ships HERE! It really would be something cool to have if I could see the ships from my house, though.

    Take care!

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  2. Very cool about the Strawberry Moon and Solstice! I'm sorry I didn't get out to see it! Love the 'cotton candy' colors in the sky in your photos.

    Hubby found the ship app and played with it. I don't know why - not many ships HERE! It really would be something cool to have if I could see the ships from my house, though.

    Take care!

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  3. That app is so fascinating!
    Our moon was very bright and unfortunately Oregon's strawberry season is over.

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  4. It was a beautiful moon. Wish I had the equipment to capture it in a photo.

    Thanks for sharing the fun pics!

    Kelley

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    1. I know! I just have my phone for picture taking, how I d love a real fancy [but not too hard to use!] camera.

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  5. I know! I just have my phone for picture taking, how I d love a real fancy [but not too hard to use!] camera.

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  6. Gorgeous moon! And the story makes me think of strawberry pie and whipped cream ... wonder if at the end of summer there is such a thing as a watermelon moon?

    My evening/night photos seldom turn out. I think you take some great shots!

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