The Strawberry Full Moon on the Summer Solstice!
Strawberry Full Moon & the Summer Solstice on June 20, 2016. Its highly unusual to have the full strawberry moon AND the summer solstice to reside on the same day!
The summer solstice is one of the most powerful days to celebrate and honor the solar energy. Both the summer solstice & the full moon will bring a higher state of power, intention, drive and fire to this moon and day.
EarthSky.org said a full moon on a summer solstice is a rare event, and another one is not likely to come around until June 21, 2062.
The summer solstice is the day with the most amount of sunshine as the sun will reach the highest point throughout the course of the year.
Despite its name, the strawberry moon will glow more of a warm amber color than pink or red.
Why is it called a strawberry moon? The Old Farmer's Almanac says the Algonquin tribe of Native Americans called the June full moon by that name because it occurred around the time the strawberries were being picked.