The longest day of the year, Monday, will end with a strawberry moon making an appearance in the sky since June 1967. It’ll be the first time a strawberry moon has occurred on the same night as the solstice since the 1940s.
The event is so rare, in fact, that a strawberry moon will not be seen again until the 2060s.
According to fullmoonphases.com, in North America, the peak harvesting season for strawberries is in June, and gives the month’s full moon its name. The strawberry moon is one of the few full moon names that is universal to every Algonquin tribe.
The moon reached its full state Monday morning. The evening solstice will take place at 5:34 p.m. Central time.
The moon will rise at 7:41 p.m. and watchers will be able to see the moon that only happens about once per half-century.