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Full moon, summer solstice coincide for first time in 70 years

Go outside and look at the moon, known as the Strawberry Moon. It’s huge on this first night of summer — the first time in 70 years that a full moon has occurred on the summer solstice:

Today marks a special day for astronomy enthusiasts. The summer solstice and June’s strawberry moon will coincide for the first time in nearly 70 years.

Go look at it. Chances are you won’t be around when/if it returns in 70 years.

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First day of summer and shrimping in South Carolina

ShrimpBy Lynn R. Mitchell

So today is the first day of summer … and I was thinking about another first day of summer when I was in my early 30s when my husband and I took our 16-month-old son and visited with friends who were living in Charleston, S.C.

On June 20 of that year we all boarded their boat and headed out into Charleston Harbor to visit historical Fort Sumter, walking its pathways and absorbing the history of it all.

After leaving Fort Sumter, we pointed the boat toward the coastline and went into one of the delta inlets for some shrimping, a great pastime for our friends and something that was about to become a new experience for us. After anchoring the boat, we swam and waited for the water to recede as the time for low tide approached.

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First day of summer and shrimping in South Carolina

ShrimpBy Lynn R. Mitchell

So today is the first day of summer … and I was thinking about another first day of summer when I was in my early 30s when SWAC Husband and I took our 16-month-old son and visited with friends who were living in Charleston, S.C.

On June 21 of that year we all boarded their boat and headed out into Charleston Harbor to visit historical Fort Sumter, walking its pathways and absorbing the history of it all.

After leaving Fort Sumter, we pointed the boat toward the coastline and went into one of the delta inlets for some shrimping, a great pastime for our friends and something that was about to become a new experience for us. After anchoring the boat, we swam and waited for the water to recede as the time for low tide approached.

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