STRAWBERRY FULL MOON - First Time In 40yrs + Summer Solstice Too!

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STRAWBERRY FULL MOON - First Time In 40yrs + Summer Solstice Too!

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:56 pm

So, are you ready ...got your super powered binoculars out - telescopes if you have them?  It was so bright last night, even the lightening bugs were hard to see!
Strawberry Moon, Summer Solstice Coincide For The First Time In 40 Years


The summer solstice this year will be occurring simultaneously with a rare strawberry moon today, a phenomenon that last took place in 1967. However, unlike its name, the moon will not have a red or pink appearance, though it may glow with an amber hue.

"Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event," said astronomer Bob Mernan, from Farmer's Almanac. "By landing exactly on the solstice, this full moon does not just rise as the Sun sets but is opposite the Sun in all other ways too. The Sun gets super high so this Moon must be super-low. This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year, and the combination typically makes it amber colored. This is the true Honey Moon".
Incidentally, strawberry moon was named so by the North America's Algonquin tribes that believed June's full moon signaled the start of the strawberry picking season.
Honey Moon, Hot Moon and Rose Moon are some of the other names for the occurrence. The solstice takes place when the semi-axis's tilt of the Earth, in either northern or southern hemispheres, leans the most toward the Sun. After tonight, the days will become shorter in the northern hemisphere. Although there is no real significance of a strawberry moon and solstice occurring simultaneously, apart from an interesting astronomical alignment, it still has got astrologers in a frenzy of excitement.
It is being speculated that over 25,000 people will gather at the prehistoric site of Stonehenge in UK's Wiltshire to celebrate the solstice.  The day is revered by pagans all over the globe. The last instance of the strawberry moon coinciding with the summer solstice took place on June 22 1967, and the next such phenomenon will reportedly take place only on June 21, 2062.
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/42524/20160620/strawberry-moon-summer-solstice-coincide-first-time-40-years.htm



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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:58 pm

Weather permitting, I'll be going up Pendle Hill to watch the sun set and see the moon. Here in the UK, Pendle is famous for its witches.
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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:07 pm

Unfortunately it's completely clouded of here, such a disappointment

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:20 pm

With our abundant wet monsoon weeks, we've seen a increase in our 'lightening bug/firefly' and right as the sun sets those thing will lift up and out of the grass and they're effervescent yellow lights resemble millions of tiny stars suspended in the area above the grass and under the trees.
Very Magical and just aw-inspiring - but the full moon last night made them hard to see. 
So many memories of evening spent catching them and then releasing them right as we'd go into to bed.

Does England have such an insect?
     

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:26 pm

We have a glow worm


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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:05 am

Well, that's a shame ...they're so much more fun when they fly - get caught in your hair - dogs chase them - cats annoy them too.  Loads of fond memories holding my 'Bug Light' and sleeping outside where it was cooler on these horrible hot/humid nights.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:14 am

I thought Zack said the first full moon at Ramadan was on 7/7 this year...!?




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