Monday night's moon was a special one.
For the first time in decades, a full moon coincided with the summer solstice.
A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor as people gather to celebrate the summer solstice on June 20, 2016 in Somerset, England. (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the June full moon is called the "strawberry moon" by some indigenous tribes who used it as "a signal to gather ripening fruit."
The full moon rises above the skyscrapers in Manhattan, New York on June 20, 2016. (Photo: Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
“Having a full moon land smack on the solstice is a truly rare event,” the Almanac's Bob Berman said in a statement to Space.com.
Revellers celebrate the longest day of the year at under a 'strawberry' moon at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain on June 20, 2016. (Photo: Kieran Doherty/Reuters)
Check out photos of the moon in all its celestial beauty below:
Last night's "Strawberry Moon" really did look like strawberry color with all the smoky haze we had in the air. The Strawberry Moon is when the full moon coincides with the summer solstice and only occurs once every 70 years. It was given the name strawberry from Algonquin Indian tribes associated it with the strawberry harvest season. I took this shot with my 500mm lens. #Strawberry #StrawberryMoon #FullMoon #moonrise #Utah
One more from last night's #strawberrymoon. @michaelbonocore_bts posted some great tips about shooting the moon. I was too lazy to break out the tripod, but was fortunate to have this view from my deck. I zoomed in at the full 600mm and composed it to keep the foreground in view. This was just as the moon was rising. #idahome #idaho #explore #moon #lunar #summernights #canon_official #canon6d #canonlove #teamcanon #canonbringit #earthintelligence #tamron
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