Summer Solstice & Strawberry Moon

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Last night a number of people were down at Government Dock Beach watching the sun set admidst all the crashing waves. Some may have been aware that yesterday was a special day. The celebration of the Summer Solstice for us in the Northern Hemisphere and the Strawberry Moon, the full moon. These two haven’t happened on the same day since 1967 (aka The Summer of Love) and will not happen again until 2062.

The Moon was Full at 7:02 a.m. (although we couldn’t see it)
The Summer Solstice was at 6:34 p.m.
Moonrise was at 9:39 p.m.
Sunset was at 9:42 p.m.

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It was a challenge to capture the full moon last night. Some clouds drifted in, and there was only a thin sliver visible as the moon rose just over William Teddy Park. Only a few minutes later the moon cleared the clouds, ready for pictures.

Yesterday was the longest day of the year, and now the sun will begin to set a little bit east of last night’s position until the Winter Solstice, December 21st at 5:44 a.m. Then it will begin it’s trek westward.

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