July 7, 2022

Strawberry Supermoon brightens the sky, making it the lowest full moon of the year

Strawberry Supermoon sweetened the sky this week.

According to NASA, the full moon began at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday and was closest to Earth – or Perigee – at 7:24 pm EDT.

It Qualifies The space agency said that when a full moon occurs, as a “supermoon”, the moon will be very close to the earth during its elliptical orbit.

The moon appears larger and brighter during that time Super Moons.

The Super Moon rises behind the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey.Emra Voice / AB

It appears to be 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than the Moon is in its orbit or at the farthest point of the apogee.

NASA says the event will be the lowest full moon on the horizon in 2022.

NASA says those who looked outside just before 2 a.m. EDT on Wednesday morning may have caught it when the full moon was 23.3 degrees above the horizon.

On average, the Moon orbits at a distance of about 238,000 miles from the Earth. But in Perigee, it’s about 226,000 miles away – or about 12,000 miles closer to Earth.

There are other names, but the word “strawberry” came from the almanac of farmers in the United States, which gave Native American names to full moons. According to NASA, the Algonquin tribe in the Northeast called it the Strawberry Moon.

The term “supermoon” was not used until 1979.