For many people, June is the month of summer and travel. However, a special June event will light up your night sky. It is the season of the super Moon or Strawberry supermoon.
The ‘Strawberry Supermoon‘ is set to light up the sky at night starting Sunday night through June 15. The Moon will be at its brightest on Tuesday night when it’s closest to the Earth.
Daily detailed instructions Strawberry Supermoon
Here’s a more detailed, day-by-day list of celestial events between now and full moons later. Times and angles are based on the location of NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC; some of these details may differ for your area.
For the Washington, DC (and similar latitudes) area, the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14, 2022, are the earliest sunrise times of the year.
June 14: Full Moon coming
As mentioned above, the next full Moon will be Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022, at 7:52 a.m. EDT. Less than 12 hours later, at 7:24 p.m., the Moon will be in the closest position to Earth for this orbit. This full Moon is close enough to be a supermoon.
With the full Moon appearing from Sunday night to Wednesday morning, the full Moon Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, June 14-15, 2022, will be the lowest full Moon of the year, reaching only 23 .3 degrees above the horizon Wednesday morning at 1:56 a.m. EDT.
Why does the Moon appear larger?
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it follows a misshapen oval path known as an ellipse. For this reason, AccuWeather explains, the Moon is closer to Earth and farther away than elsewhere.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon co-occurs as the Moon closest to Earth, making it appear slightly larger and brighter than other full moons. NASA says supermoons can be up to 30% brighter and 17% larger than other full moons.
The Strawberry Moon will be the brightest of the year, making it reasonably easy to spot in the night sky.