June brings the strawberry super moon to Americans nationwide. It’s going to be a spectacle you won’t want to miss.
In June, the full moon carries the moniker of the strawberry moon, which originated from the Algonquin Native American Tribe in the northeastern part of the U.S. and eastern Canada, according to NASA. The strawberry moon signifies the start of a short strawberry harvesting season in these regions. The supermoon will fully appear on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 7:51 AM EDT. Although, you can still witness this strawberry moon June 13-June 15.
The strawberry moon will be the second of four super moons this year, when the full moon is at or near perigee, the closest point to the Earth, in the monthly orbit, according to space.com, a website dedicated to providing science news. Supermoons can appear up to 17% larger and 30% brighter due to the close orbit.
June’s full moon will be the lowest in the sky out of all full moons in 2022, rising just 23.3 degrees above the southern horizon on June 15 for observers in the Washington, D.C. metro, according to NASA. The supermoon is approaching before the summer solstice on June 21, which is why it is right about the horizon.
Supermoons are among the most accessible celestial events to observe in the sky. Due to the fact you can use your bare eyes to witness the event or a simple pair of binoculars. While telescopes might increase visual fidelity, it isn’t required to watch.
Depending on your location, you may have poor viewing conditions, although you can watch the strawberry moon live here.
According to space.com:
Click the following link for more information on how to photograph the moon.
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