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NEWS: Iqaluit June 21, 2016 - 10:20 am

Photo: Solstice moon over Iqaluit

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That's amore! A full moon hangs over Frobisher Bay on the longest day of the year, June 21. This marked the first year since 1967 that a full moon coincided with the summer solstice. June 21 was also National Aboriginal Day, a day set aside 20 years ago to recognize and celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to the country. According to star-gazing websites, the June full moon is known traditionally to the Algonquian peoples as the
That's amore! A full moon hangs over Frobisher Bay on the longest day of the year, June 21. This marked the first year since 1967 that a full moon coincided with the summer solstice. June 21 was also National Aboriginal Day, a day set aside 20 years ago to recognize and celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to the country. According to star-gazing websites, the June full moon is known traditionally to the Algonquian peoples as the "strawberry moon," because it coincides with strawberry picking season. (PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME)

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