Watch the “Strawberry Supermoon” Illuminate the Night Sky
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See the “Strawberry Supermoon,” the last supermoon of the year on June 24.
NASA says, “The Strawberry Moon marks the last full Moon of spring or the first full Moon of summer. Towards the end of June, the Moon usually sits in a lower position in the sky and shines through more of our atmosphere. Because of this, our Moon can sometimes give off a pinkish hue.
Surprisingly, the name likely has more to do with the time of the year it occurs than its unusual pink shade. Some Native American tribes referred to this full moon as the Strawberry Moon because it signaled a time for gathering ripening strawberries and other fruits.
A supermoon occurs when a full Moon coincides with the Moon’s closet approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, a point known as perigee. During every 27-day orbit around Earth, the Moon reaches both its perigee, about 226,000 miles from Earth, and its farthest point, or apogee, about 251,000 miles from Earth.”
The full moon will be appear at its fullest at 11:40 am in San Francisco, however, it’ll rise at 9:05 pm and set at 6:33 am on June 25.
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