A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20.

Strawberry Moon appears

A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20.

"Strawberry moon" is a nickname for a full moon which appears in June.

The unique display coincided with the summer solstice, which occurred at 5:34 p.m. Monday.

The CBS News website noted that the last time a "strawberry moon" occurred was in 1967 – and it won't happen again until 2062.

CBS News also offered an explanation about the nickname "strawberry moon" itself:

"According to 'The Old Farmer's Almanac,' the strawberry moon was given that name by the Algonquin tribes because it occurs right at the height of the season when strawberries are harvested. Other names for this month's full moon are the 'hot moon' and the 'rose moon.'"

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