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Full Moon Rising #153 - June 2024 Event Cache

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21 June 2024, 19:30 - 21:00

The full moon (tatkresiwok - Inuit) occurs when the Sun and the Moon are on exact opposite sides of the Earth every 29.53 days. This lunar phase is known by many different names, cultures, religions and languages, depending on the month it occurs. This early summer full moon occurs in June and is known as the Hot Moon, Mead Moon, Rose Moon, or Strawberry Moon. 

The full moon for the month of June is at its fullest at 6:08 PM on Friday the 21st.

...and the sun sets at 8:07 PM and the moon rises at 8:27 PM.

This is just about the best night to view the moon at its fullest after it rises today! Come join us for a meet-n-greet in the evening and to watch the full moon rise over the treetops of Claremont  

The event begins at 7:30 PM and the event will officially end by 9:00 PM, but there may be some early birds and lingering about into the night. There are no benches or picnic tables to sit on, so bring your own camp chairs to enjoy this magical evening.

Please do bring your bugs and coins for trading, discovering, or just to show them off. There are no food or beverage establishments nearby, but there is a bathroom, although we can't guarantee if it will be open after dark. On warm days, there are usually some cold beverages and the pizza stays hot! If you plan on bringing something to share, be sure to post it in a note. Please remember to dress appropriately for the temperature and weather conditions, as this event is outdoors, rain or shine. The terrain is mostly cement and wheelchairs have access to the venue from the south end of the parking lot. You may want to bring blankets and/or camp chairs.

It is interesting to note that often, calendars indicating moon phases may be off by a day when intended for use in a different time zone. Don't be late or you just might miss out on this magical time as the sun sets and the full moon rises. Please note: by attending this event, you will earn the June Solstice souvenir.

Today is...

  • Father's Day (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Uganda, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates)
  • International Yoga Day (international)
  • We Tripantu, a winter solstice festival in the southern hemisphere. (Mapuche, southern Chile)
  • International Surfing Day

On this day...  

  • 1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down Oklahoma grandfather clause legislation which had the effect of denying the right to vote to blacks.
  • 1942 – A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
  • 1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
  • 1978 – The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
  • 1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, that American flag-burning is a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.
  • 2006 – Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

Notable births...

  • 1850 – Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
  • 1857 – Charles Alderton, American pharmacist, founded Dr. Pepper (d. 1941)
  • 1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author (d. 1980)
  • 1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1947 – Wade Phillips, American football coach
  • 1957 - Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
  • 1966 - Gretchen Carlson, American model and TV journalist, Miss America 1989

Notable deaths...

  • 1865 – Frances Adeline Seward, American wife of William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • 1876 – Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician 8th President of Mexico (b. 1794)
  • 1954 - Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper (b. 1880)
  • 1964 - James Chaney, American civil rights activist (b. 1943), Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (b. 1943), Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (b. 1939)
  • 1985 - Hector Boyardee, Italian-American chef and businessman, founded Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)
  • 1998 – Al Campanis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)
  • 2001 - Carroll O'Connor, American actor and producer (b. 1924)

Note: If you are feeling sick, it is asked that you wait to attend in person events. Anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms, who has been in recent contact with a positive case, or might think they have been, is asked to not attend the event for the safety of themselves and others.

For Planning Purposes - Full Moon Dates for 2024

Thursday, January 25 at 9:54 AM
Saturday, February 24 at 4:30 AM
Monday, March 25 at 12:00 AM
Tuesday, April 23 at 4:49 PM
Thursday, May 23 at 6:53 AM
Friday, June 21 at 6:08 PM
Sunday, July 21 at 3:17 AM
Monday, August 19 at 11:26 AM
Tuesday, September 17 at 7:34 PM
Thursday, October 17 at 4:26 AM
Friday, November 15 at 1:28 PM
Sunday, December 15 at 1:02 AM

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