'Strawberry Supermoon' appears this week

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Strawberry moon" to appear starting Sunday night
What's known as the "strawberry moon" will appear Sunday night and reach its full brightness on Tuesday.

Keep your eyes to the sky for a special viewing this week!

What's known as the 'Strawberry Moon' first appeared Sunday night and will reach its full brightness on Tuesday.

Despite the name, the moon won't look exactly like a strawberry.

The name came from some Native Americans because the moon appears during strawberry harvest season.

Astronomers call it a 'supermoon' because it occurs when it orbits closest to the Earth.

That means the moon will appear about 17% larger and 15% brighter.