I don’t know about you, but I LOVE star gazing and seeing the full moon.
If you are like “same” then you need to know that the LAST supermoon of the year is happening in just a few days!!
June’s supermoon is called the Strawberry Supermoon but unfortunately despite it’s name, it won’t actually look like a strawberry.
So, why is it called the Strawberry Supermoon?
Well, The name comes from Algonquin tribes of Native Americans and this full moon was their sign to harvest wild strawberries, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
This is the the fourth and final supermoon of 2021 so you will want to make sure you get to see it.
The moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. As a result, it will be brighter and larger than normal.
When is the best time to view the Strawberry Supermoon?
June’s supermoon will reach peak illumination at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 but won’t appear until later in the evening.
This is one of the most colorful moons of the year because it takes a shallow, low path across the sky. The moonlight that is then forced to travel through the Earth’s atmosphere gives the moon its yellow or orange tint.
So the moon will have a golden hue to it, not really a strawberry pink or red but nonetheless, it will be super cool to see!