First Day Of Summer 2013 Features Awesome Night Sky

Today is the first day of summer in 201, and while yesterday’s solstice is when summer starts, June 22 is the first whole summer day. The first day of summer 2013 is marked by another thing of which we Earth dwellers can’t seem to get enough, which together with the summer thing is a perfect excuse for a Supermoon party.

The first day of summer’s Supermoon sounds like one of those overblown sky phenomenons we hear about every few weeks, but the event is a genuine if subtle one.

But the first day of summer’s Supermoon is another value-add for sky watchers, as Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory explains to the site: It gets people out there looking at the moon, and might make a few more people aware that there’s interesting stuff going on in the night sky.

If your first day of summer plans involve Supermoon pics, LiveScience spoke with a photographer who tells us why moon pictures, for lack of a better word, generally suck.