Tonight Something that hasn’t happened in 70 Years Will Happen.

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Last night, Sunday 6/19. Moon Rise/Sunset

Today Monday 6/20/16  brings in the summer solstice…and another event not seen in 70 years!

This year’s solstice will coincide with a full moon in a rare event that hasn’t been around in some 70 years.

A full “Strawberry” moon — coming from a belief that strawberry-picking season is at its peak  this time of the year, so says the Farmer’s Almanac.

The last time such an alignment — the summer solstice and a full moon — occurred was in 1948

Monday’s full moon, which is also called the Mead Moon or the Rose Moon, is the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all evening long.

NASA discovers new planet that orbits 2 suns

NEW PLANET

 

NASA found a new planet which orbits two suns.  The photo was taken using its Kepler Space Telescope.

Planets that orbit two stars are titled ‘Circumbinary Planets.’   The stars here are similar to our sun, with one slightly larger than our home star and the other slightly smaller.

The planet is the largest transiting circumbinary planet ever found.

Tuolumne City has Concerts in the Park!

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(photo Credit: Maryann Curmi) Tuolumne Park & Recreation District Concerts in the park are the place to be on Wednesday evenings! A big, happy crowd gathered for rhythm-blues band; James and the Jukes. For the complete schedule of upcoming bands log onto tuolumnerecreation.com