Newsletter Issue 104
Happy First Day of Summer...
...Northern Hemisphere residents! But to you, Southern Hemisphere dwellers, happy first day of astronomical winter!
At around 03:32 UTC on Monday, June 21, 2021, the Sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere. This moment marks 2021's June Solstice.
At 22:27 UTC on July 5, the Earth will be at its aphelion, the point on its orbit farthest from the Sun. This year, the distance is greater than it has been since 2019, and will be until 2032!
Named after the plentiful strawberries that grow in the Northern Hemisphere during this time of the year, June's Strawberry Full Moon is also known as the Rose Moon, Hot Moon, or Mead Moon.