The June full moon — sometimes called the "Strawberry Moon" — is luminous and colorful in these beautiful photographs from Space.com readers (and one astronaut).

The June full moon — sometimes called the "Strawberry Moon" — is luminous and colorful in these beautiful photographs from Space.com readers (and one astronaut).

Summer solstice - is the longest day of the year, and in 2012 the hottest... Remember to drink plenty of fluids, and to water your plants.

Summer solstice - is the longest day of the year, and in 2012 the hottest... Remember to drink plenty of fluids, and to water your plants.

Serpent Mound - Ohio Serpent Mound - OhioCredit: dreamstime.    The figure of a giant snake, apparently uncoiling itself, was excavated in the late 19th century. The massive serpent is nearly a quarter-mile long. Recent carbon-dating research suggests the Fort Ancient culture built the monument roughly 900 years ago.    The serpent's body is made of raised berms of grassy earth that weave across a plateau. On the summer solstice, the setting sun aligns with the snake's head.

Serpent Mound - Ohio Serpent Mound - OhioCredit: dreamstime. The figure of a giant snake, apparently uncoiling itself, was excavated in the late 19th century. The massive serpent is nearly a quarter-mile long. Recent carbon-dating research suggests the Fort Ancient culture built the monument roughly 900 years ago. The serpent's body is made of raised berms of grassy earth that weave across a plateau. On the summer solstice, the setting sun aligns with the snake's head.

Summer Solstice 2016 (Northern Hemisphere)  Date: June 20 2016  Location: Austria Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Hong Kong Iceland Ireland Israel Japan Latvia Macedonia (FYROM) Poland Portugal Serbia Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Switzerland  Tags: summer leaves tree squirrel strawberry rocks googley eyes

Summer Solstice 2016 (Northern Hemisphere) Date: June 20 2016 Location: Austria Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Hong Kong Iceland Ireland Israel Japan Latvia Macedonia (FYROM) Poland Portugal Serbia Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Switzerland Tags: summer leaves tree squirrel strawberry rocks googley eyes

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Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge.  Photograph: Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images

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Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge. Photograph: Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images

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