What a year we’ve had for moon viewing. After May’s “” eclipse, we’re returning to a straight-up full moon this week, on Thursday, June 24. This’ll be the last supermoon of 2021.
The June full moon is sometimes called the “strawberry moon,”, which says the nickname is connected to strawberries ripening in certain parts of North America. It’s not a reference to the color of the moon.
“Supermoon” is a loose term. It’s used to refer to when the full moon is at or near its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet. A supermoon can look slightly larger and brighter than a regular full moon.
“For 2021, some publications consider the four full Moons from March to June, some the three full Moons from April to June, and some only the two full Moons in April and May as supermoons,”.
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The best part is that the full moon is lovely whether you call it a supermoon or not. Get outside and take a look, or tune into thestarting at noon PT on June 24.
Technically, the moon will be full at 11:40 a.m. PT on Thursday, June 24, butit’ll appear full from early Wednesday morning through early Saturday morning, so you can enjoy the view multiple times. Find the through timeanddate.com.
And for an extra treat, grab a telescope or binoculars and get a little more up close and personal with the full moon’s scenic craters.
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