The first night of Summer 2016 will bring with it a “Strawberry Moon”, which has not occurred together since 1967. Astronomers note that the event is a once or twice in a lifetime event. The Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes used the June full moon as a signal to gather ripening fruit, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Viewing opportunities in the High Country should be numerous. The Monday night local weather forecast , by the National Weather Service, calls for partly cloudy skies. The event will also be streamed on Slooh, a web outlet devoted to exploring the universe.