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Summer solstice, Strawberry Full Moon, 2016.

Today,  is the first summer solstice since 1967 that coincides with the strawberry moon.

Some of my favorite tunes to reign in the warmth of the Sol.

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Autumnal Equinox, first day of Fall, 2015.

Via Old Farmers Almanac

Fall begins on September 23, early in the morning at 4:21 A.M. The autumnal equinox is when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. (The celestial equator is the circle in the celestial sphere halfway between the celestial poles. It can be thought of as the plane of Earth’s equator projected out onto the sphere.)

The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. This occurs two times each year: Vernal in late March and Autumnal in late September.

In addition to the (approximately) equal hours of daylight and darkness, the equinoxes are times when the Sun’s apparent motion undergoes the most rapid change. Around the time of the equinoxes, variations in the position on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets can be noticed from one day to the next by alert observers.

From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights (i.e., hours of daylight decline).

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Perseid Meteor Shower, 2015.

J Randy Attwood, executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society stated, 

It is usually the strongest one of the year, so you see more meteors per minute than other meteor showers. This is the one in the year where I would say that it would be worth someone’s while to make an effort to see it.”

Promising Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See It

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks TONIGHT, Aug. 12-13. Check the map below for your city/state's visibility. Best Visibility = up to 30-40 meteors/hour; Visible, Low Rates = up to 10 meteors/hour; and Visible, Very Low Rates = less than five meteors/

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Summer Solstice, 2015.

First day of summer in South Jersey.

It is the favorite time of the year.

What Is the Summer Solstice? Explaining the Longest Day of the Year

 

 

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Full Moon, Flower Moon in May.

Or it can be called, Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon.

Full moons occur when when the light of the Sun completely fills the Moon.

The moon will be in the sign of Scorpio.

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