Strawberry Moon: Your pictures from the Summer Solstice phenomenon

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.
Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.
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Thanks for all these great pictures of the Strawberry Moon in our skies.

Also known as a Honey Moon, a Hot Moon or a Rose Moon, it's when June's full moon happens on the solstice.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

It's generally a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, happening every 50 to 70 years, and you'll have to wait 46 years for the next one.

But despite the name, it doesn't appear to be red or pink: it's name is derived from the Native American belief that the moon marks the start of the strawberry-picking season.

The moon’s low angle means its light must go through thicker air, which can lead to amber skies as it rises and falls.

:: We'd love to see any pictures you get of the Strawberry Moon. Send them to copydesk.northeast@jpress.co.uk., or share them with us via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

Strawberry Moon: Picture by Steven Lomas.

Strawberry Moon: Picture by Steven Lomas.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.