Strawberry Moon: Your pictures from the Summer Solstice phenomenon

Thanks for all these great pictures of the Strawberry Moon in our skies.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 7:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 10:13 am
Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.

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

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.

Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.

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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.

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Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.
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: Sent in by Keith Scott.
Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.
Strawberry Moon: Picture sent in by Sue Hall.
Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.
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: Sent in by Keith Scott.
Strawberry Moon: Sent in by Keith Scott.