Day 29 – 20th June 2016

The summer solstice and a full moon – on the same day! The coincidence of these two astronomical events is far from common. This is the last one I’ll ever see … the next occurs in the year 2062, 46 years hence. I’d been hoping that the evening would be clear enough for me to capture the moonrise. In the event there was plenty of cloud around obscuring the actual moonrise at 9:12pm. But 50 minutes later, well into dusk, the cloud had thinned sufficiently allowing me to take a few shots. The full moon in June is known by a number of names around the world including Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Flower Moon, Horses Moon, Dyad Moon, Planting Moon.

The Strawberry Moon on The Summer Solstice. There’s a Barn Owl in the picture too!

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