It beyond any doubt has felt like summer for quite a while, however summer officially begins at 6:34 p.m. Monday.
It is likewise the first time in 70 years that there has a been a full moon on the summer solstice.
Monday’s night was known as a “Strawberry Moon,” since Native Americans considered it to be to motion for the perfect time for fruit picking, as indicated by the National Weather Service. This evening’s moonrise is at 9:03 p.m.
The next strawberry moon on a summer solstice isn’t expected until 2062, as per EarthSky.
Social media around the world celebrated the celestial coincidence with colorful posts:
— Sissy Willis (@SissyWillis) June 20, 2016
— Rao_N10 (@rao_n10) June 20, 2016
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 20, 2016