'Strawberry Supermoon' starts Sunday night, will be brightest on Tuesday

12 June 2022

Keep your eyes to the sky for a special viewing this week!

What’s known as the ‘Strawberry Supermoon’ will appear Sunday night and reach its full brightness on Tuesday.

Despite the name, the moon won’t look exactly like a strawberry.

The name came from some Native Americans because the moon appears during strawberry harvest season.

Astronomers call it a ‘supermoon’ because it occurs when it orbits closest to the Earth.

That means the moon will appear about 17% larger and 15% brighter.

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