Super close up video of the Strawberry Moon

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 12:56:45-04

If you happened to walk out the door Tuesday morning, you had front row seats to a very bight, "Strawberry Moon." If you missed it, no worries! We shot a close up of the moon for you! 

It's been almost 50 years since a full moon and the first day of summer happened on the same day. Last time that happened was back in 1967.

The "Strawberry Moon" got its name from the Algonquin tribes. The purpose of naming moons was to track the different seasons throughout the year. When the Strawberry Moon rose, the Algonquins knew it was time to harvest strawberries.

After the Strawberry Moon, the next full moon, the "Buck Moon," rises July 19th. A full moon coinciding with the summer solstice won't happen again until 2062.