A giant strawberry moon lit up skies around the world on Tuesday and early Wednesday, allowing viewers to view the lowest full moon of the year.
According to NASA, the full moon was at its closest point to Earth in this orbit at 7:24 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. It was close enough to be considered a supermoon, making it second for 2022.
Full featured from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. As the lowest full moon in 2022, NASA said, it reached just 23.3 degrees above the horizon on Wednesday at 1:56 a.m. EDT.
How did the strawberry moon get its name?
The name has nothing to do with color. Traditionally, the strawberry moon is the full moon in June, which is usually the last of spring or the first of summer.
according to ancient farmer calendarThe name was used by the Algonquin Native American tribes living in the northeastern United States and the Ojibwe, Dakota and Lakota peoples. It was used to indicate the ripening of strawberries ready for collection in June.
How to watch strawberry supermoon
After sunset, skywatchers recommended looking to the southeast to see the full moon above the horizon, the calendar said. Peak illumination reached earlier, on Tuesday, at 7:52 a.m. EDT, but was not visible in North American time zones until Tuesday evening, when some parts of the world had already seen the supermoon. The calendar can calculate the times of moonrise and moonset based on your location over here.
“A full moon is a fun time to observe the features of the moon, as light will wash away the rest of the sky. With the naked eye, you can see the vast highlands and lows of the moon, which can look like certain shapes and create stories about those shapes, depending on the culture you follow,” according to Space. org.
It was supposed to show the free live broadcast of the virtual telescope project in Italy The height of the full moon over Romebut the cloudy weather did not allow it.
And if you miss this giant moon, there will be another July 13.