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See it! Solstice full moon photos

On June 20, 2016, the moon turns full at 11:02 UTC. The solstice arrives some 11.5 hours later, at 22:34 UTC. Solstice moon photos here from the EarthSky community.

John Boydston caught this nearly full moon on the evening of June 19, 2016 from Blue Ridge, Georgia.

John Boydston caught this nearly full moon on the evening of June 19, 2016 from Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Henri Täht took this photo in Estonia.  He wrote,

Henri Täht took this photo in Estonia. He wrote, “I was waiting for the moon to go down near the old town church towers, but the clouds didn’t like my idea.”

Greg Hogan wrote:

Greg Hogan wrote: “I was able to grab the full moon setting early this morning on the day of summer solstice 2016. Awesome!”

2016 June solstice full moonset at 5.45 a.m. (l) with the solstice full moonrise at 5.45 p.m. later that day. Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe wrote:

2016 June solstice full moonset at 5.45 a.m. (l) with the solstice full moonrise at 5.45 p.m. later that day (r). Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe wrote: “It has been a particularly memorable solstice here in Mutare with a spectacular orange moonset early this morning an an equally colorful rise in the evening … Zimbabwe winter at it’s very best!”

Todd Hull in South Korea wrote:

Todd Hull in Seoul, South Korea wrote on June 20: “I’d given up taking pictures of the summer solstice full moon because of cloudy skies and was returning home when suddenly the moon momentarily emerged from its obscurity. As I held up the camera to get one quick shot before the sky closed in again, I noticed a spider working its web—right between me and the moon. Just plain luck.”

Brian Abeling in Prairie City, Iowa caught the rising nearly full moon on June 19. He wrote:

Brian Abeling in Prairie City, Iowa caught the rising nearly full moon on June 19. He wrote: “Stacked the photos into Photoshop to merge them into a sequence shot to show the path of the moon rising over a silo and tree in rural Iowa.”

Steve Thamer in Toronto caught this moon on the evening of June 19.

Steve Thamer in Toronto caught this moon on the evening of June 19. “Father’s Day!” Looks like a great one.

Patrick Casaert of La Lune The Moon caught the rising nearly full moon on June 19.

Our friend Patrick Casaert of La Lune The Moon on Facebook caught the rising nearly full moon on June 19. On the evening before a full moon, the moon rises in twilight.

Rising nearly full moon - near San Francisco, California - on June 19, 2016 via EarthSky Facebook friend Amy Van Artsdalen. Last time we had a moon on the solstice was 1967, the Summer of Love.

Rising nearly full moon – near San Francisco, California – on June 19, 2016 via EarthSky Facebook friend Amy Van Artsdalen. Last time we had a moon on the solstice was 1967, the Summer of Love.

This is cool. ??Jüri Voit in Estonia caught the rising moon on June 19 among notilucent clouds, aka night-shining clouds. Northern Europe got a great display of them this past weekend.

This is cool. Jüri Voit in Estonia caught the rising moon on June 19 among notilucent clouds, aka night-shining clouds. Northern Europe got a great display of them this past weekend.

Nearly full moon ascending over the Potomac, Washington DC, June 19, 2016 via EarthSky Facebook friend Abdumajeed Alshatti

Nearly full moon ascending over the Potomac, Washington DC, June 19, 2016 via EarthSky Facebook friend Abdulmajeed Alshatti. Thank you, Abdulmajeed!

Beaver swimming under the setting full moon, in Whitest, North Carolina, by Lee Capps Photography.

Beaver swimming under the setting full moon, in Whitest, North Carolina, early in the morning on the day of the solstice, June 20. Photo by Lee Capps Photography.

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