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Newsletter Issue 77

Children jumping on the beach at sunset

Those Summer Nights...

The June Solstice is on June 21, 2018 in most time zones. It is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year.

What Does “Solstice” Mean?
Paddleboarders below the strawberry moon at Barceloneta beach, Barcelona, Spain.

Look Up for the Strawberry Moon

It is named after the wild strawberries which start to ripen in early summer, but the Full Moon on June 28 also has other names: Rose Moon, Hot Moon, and Mead Moon.

Where Do Full Moon Names Come From?

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