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Stunning Photos From Around The World Show The Magic Of The Summer Solstice

Cheers to another "Summer of Love."

If you peered up into the sky at any point on Monday, you likely would have seen a big, beautiful full moon shining down at you. The June full moon, nicknamed the "Strawberry Moon" by indigenous American tribes, fell on the summer solstice this year -- the first time the two coincided since the 1967 Summer of Love.

Summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and it's one of celebration and reverence for many around the world, including some Pagans, Druids, Incans, and spiritual seekers. Celebrations typically honor the power of the sun, but this year, the full moon also showed off its glory by lighting the sky long into the night.

This full moon was also notable for being the fourth to fall between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, when usually there would be just three full moons in that time frame.

Scroll down to see photos of the solstice full moon and celebrations in different parts of the globe:

  • A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor as people gather to celebrate the summer solstice on June 20, 2016 in Somerset, Engl
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    A full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor as people gather to celebrate the summer solstice on June 20, 2016 in Somerset, England.
  • People cool off in the Pacific Ocean during a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. Southwest, on the summer solstice in S
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    People cool off in the Pacific Ocean during a record-setting heat wave across the U.S. Southwest, on the summer solstice in Santa Monica, California, U.S. June 20, 2016.
  • The Summer Solstice moon is shown through the haze of the so-called Fish Fire above Azusa, California, U.S. June 20, 2016.
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    The Summer Solstice moon is shown through the haze of the so-called Fish Fire above Azusa, California, U.S. June 20, 2016.
  • Soles rise to the heavens in Times Square during the 14th annual Solstice in Times Square yoga event on June 20, 2016.
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    Soles rise to the heavens in Times Square during the 14th annual Solstice in Times Square yoga event on June 20, 2016.
  • The full moon rises above the flags at the Washington Monument in Washington on Monday, June 20, 2016.
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    The full moon rises above the flags at the Washington Monument in Washington on Monday, June 20, 2016.
  • Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
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    Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
  • Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
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    Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
  • Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
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    Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in southern England, Britain June 21, 2016.
  • Israelis gather to watch the sunrise on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, at Rujum el-Hiri located in the cen
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    Israelis gather to watch the sunrise on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, at Rujum el-Hiri located in the central part of the Golan Heights on June 21, 2016.
  • Israelis gather to watch the sunrise on the summer solstice in the Golan Heights on June 21, 2016.
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    Israelis gather to watch the sunrise on the summer solstice in the Golan Heights on June 21, 2016.
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