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Today, Monday, June 20, 2016, Summer Solstice Full Moon — IS V. SPECIAL; Last One Was In 1967, Next 2062.

by Anura Guruge


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A full moon the exact day of the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice (June 20 to June 22) does NOT happen as often as you think.

Calendars (as I talked about here) do repeat on somewhat of a cycle (typically 28 years). Phases of the moon recur too, on a cyclic basis, roughly on a 19-year basis — though it rather than being exact tends to ‘on or near the same calendar day’. And that is the rub (so to speak). ‘On or near’. That has meant that a Full Moon on the Solstice does not happen, like clockwork, every 19 years.

However, it is also NOT a once in a lifetime event for most of us. More like twice in a lifetime.

So enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge