Here's How To Watch the Last Supermoon of 2021
The Super Strawberry Moon will start to appear as early as tomorrow morning.
Following May’s Super Flower Blood Moon, June’s Super Strawberry Moon marks the last supermoon of 2021. “For 2021, some publications consider the four full moons from March to June, some the three full moons from April to June, and some only the two full moons in April and May as supermoons,” NASA‘s program executive Gordon Johnston shared back in April.
The full moon will start to appear on the morning of June 23 and will last until the morning of June 26. According to NASA, the Strawberry Moon will be at its fullest this Thursday at 11:40 a.m. PST (2:40 p.m. EST). Despite its official moniker, the moon will not emerge in the same shade as a strawberry. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the upcoming phenomenon’s name “has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of ‘June-bearing’ strawberries that are ready to be gathered.”
For a chance to witness the cosmic event, you can observe it from outside or watch it via Virtual Telescope Project’s livestream in Rome at 12 p.m. PST (3 p.m. EST) on June 24. Head over to this link to keep track of the moonrise and moonset times for your region.