By Colleen Lockhart
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, a day to share new experiences with your family and friends. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this Father’s Day brings a full strawberry moon, a great day for fishing, a visit from Jupiter – the King of Planets, and Summer Solstice falls on June 20.
The full moon in June is called the strawberry moon, named for the short harvesting season for strawberries in northeastern U.S. Wild strawberries start to ripen early summer.
Free Fishing Days on June 20 and 21 occur when all Ohio residents are invited to experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. All size and bag limits apply during these two days. Go to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for details and site-specific regulations.
Jupiter, the King of Planets, is the largest of the planets. According to NASA, Jupiter will be easily visible to the naked eye through the night all month long, and you should be able to get an even more spectacular view with a pair of binoculars.By Monday, June 29, the planet Saturn will join Jupiter, appearing to the lower left of Jupiter at twilight’s end.
The June summer solstice occurs on Saturday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year.
For a free planetarium presentation about what to watch for in the night sky, check out Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park on June 28 starting at 1 p.m. The park is located 10610 Clay Street in Montville.