“Strawberry" moon, the last supermoon of 2021

  • 19-06-2021, 15:30
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    INA - Sources

    From a lunar eclipse to a partial solar eclipse to supermoons, 2021 has been a spectacular year for lunar events. 

    But this month marks the year's final supermoon, with the full "strawberry" moon illuminating the night sky next week. 

    A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, known as perigee. It appears slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon. 

    However, scientists have yet to agree on exactly how to officially classify the phenomenon, so there is some disagreement as to whether June's moon counts as a supermoon.