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Strawberry Moon Caps Summer Solstice 2016

By Jesse Wood

A strawberry moon kicks off the astronomical summer tonight.

A full moon in June falling on the summer solstice is a rare event, and this hasn’t happened since the Summer of Love in 1967. The two won’t occur simultaneously again until 2062, according to TimeandDate.com.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and today will feature nearly 15 hours of day, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Dawn will break at 4:19 a.m. based on astronomical – not civil – twilight. The sun will rise at 6:09 a.m. The sun will set at 8:47 p.m. and dark descends nearly two hours later at 10:37 p.m., again based on astronomical twilight.