'Strawberry Moon': Amazing Photos of the Rare Summer Solstice Full Moon

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Photographer Greg Hogan shot this image of the Solstice Full Moon from Kathleen, Georgia using a Celestron 6N & Canon 7D. (Image credit: Greg Hogan/nagoh.com)

Strawberry Moon Over Lighthouse

Grant Johnson

The June full moon, sometimes known as a "Strawberry Moon" fell on the summer solstice in 2016. Readers from all over the world sent in photos of the gorgeous celestial sight and you can see them here in our full gallery. This image is a composite of shots taken from Duluth, Minnesota's Park Point beach by photographer Grant Johnson. The Superior Entry Lighthouse can be seen in the foreground.

Nice Night for A Moonshot

Mike Beck

On a nice night in Portland, Connecticut, photographer Mike Beck caught the full, strawberry, solstice moon looming large in the sky.

Greetings to Earth's Shadow

Greg Redfern/whatsupthespaceplace.com

Photographer Greg Redfern captured this image of the 99.8 percent illuminated moon of Spring's last moonrise from Shenandoah National Park.

Farewell to Spring

Greg Redfern/whatsupthespaceplace.com

Photographer Greg Redfern captured this image of Spring's last moonrise from Shenandoah National Park.

The Rose Moon

Amy Van Artsdalen

In a photo snapped near San Francisco, Calif., photographer Amy Van Artsdalen loves this photo "because of the pink and purple hues that [remind her] of a strawberry."

Full Moon Detail

Giuseppe Petricca

The details of the moon's surface are crisp and clear in this image taken by Giuseppe Petricca on June 20, 2016, from Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy, during a full moon.

Summer of Love

Sean Parker/Sean-Parker.com

Behind the downtown skyline of Tucson, Arizona, the Strawberry moon rises bright and big, in this image snapped by photographer Sean Parker.

Soaring high and large

Nichol Auton

Nichol Auton shot this stunning image of the summer solstice moon.

Summer Begins

Jessie Hall

In San Angelo, Texas, photographer Jessie Hall captured this image of the Strawberry Moon.

Summer Solstice Strawberry Moon

Alva C. Poulos Jr.

Photographer Alva C. Poulos Jr., using a Celestron 127eq Powerseeker with a 15mm eyepiece at 67x, snapped this image of the Strawberry Moon.

Moonshot Thru Yosemite Valley

Shreenivasan Manievannan/Shreeniclix Photography

Photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan shot this dramatic image of the full moon over half dome and Yosemite Valley.

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