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    Post by orphaned on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:30 am

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    Summer Solstice 2016:  When is the longest day of the year
    and why is the "Strawberry Moon" significant?


    This year's solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon - a once-in-a-lifetime
    occurrence.



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    Stonehenge is a popular site to celebrate because of its connection to the solstice AFP/Getty




    The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, a day falling around late June when there are approximately 17 hours of light.

    The name comes from the Latin solstitium meaning “sun stands still”. It happens because the sun stops heading north at the Tropic of Cancer and then returns back southwards.


    In the northern hemisphere this means the days begin to get shorter.


    But 2016 is a special year, because the solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
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    Post by orphaned on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:51 am

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    Many thanks, Jeannie, for bringing this dual delight to my attention.    heart flowers
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    Post by orphaned on Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:18 am

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    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:59 am

    Made me look up what a Strawberry Moon is, and found this:

    Meanwhile, adding a touch of poetry to the whole shebang, the June moon was known as the Strawberry Moon to early Native American tribes, who measured time by things like the moon, rather than a grid on a piece of paper or an electronic device. The full moon that happened now marked the season of strawberries – as it still does. More and more people have started harkening back to these more-seasonal full moon names; it's an especially lovely practice.

    (Read more about the full moons here: Full moon names and what they mean .)


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    Post by orphaned on Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:14 pm

    genkicoll wrote:Made me look up what a Strawberry Moon is, and found this:

    Meanwhile, adding a touch of poetry to the whole shebang, the June moon was known as the Strawberry Moon to early Native American tribes, who measured time by things like the moon, rather than a grid on a piece of paper or an electronic device. The full moon that happened now marked the season of strawberries – as it still does. More and more people have started harkening back to these more-seasonal full moon names; it's an especially lovely practice.

    (Read more about the full moons here: Full moon names and what they mean .)
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    oh, thank you  Hug   how wonderful !!  


    as a Cancer/Moonchild .. have always been mesmerized by the moon ...

    gliding across the skies

    waxing and waning

    Simon and Garfunkel's Silver Girl

    seeming close enough to touch at times ...

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