Everything you need to now about the Strawberry Supermoon 2021

The last Supermoon of the year will appear in the night skies this week, and it's expected to be the best one yet.

So far this year there have been three Supermoons, and the fourth one comes hot on the heels of a solar eclipse.

Supermoons appear bigger and brighter than normal full moons, so you won't want to miss the last one of 2021.

Bu what exactly is a Supermoon? And when and how can you see it?

Here is everything you need to know about the Supermoon ahead of the event.

When is the next Supermoon?

Rising above the horizon, the Strawberry Supermoon will be visible to see from around 9.45pm in the south-east on Thursday, June 24.

Depending on what part of the country you are in the time that it will be visible may vary so keep your eyes peeled in the sky.

It will set in the southwest at about 4.58am, hopefully, a clear sky will also make it easier to view.

This is the fourth and final super moon of the year and is expected to be the largest, brightest and lowest full moon of them all.

It will appear as the biggest full moon as it will be at a closer point to the Earth in the orbit, also because of how close it will be to the horizon, making it feel even bigger.

It is best to find a clear spot, viewing spot to watch the Strawberry Supermoon as it will be very close to the horizon.

How to see the Supermoon

The best way to see the Strawberry Supermoon clear is to walk to a top of a hill that has a clear view, away from trees, the higher up you go the better.

What is a Supermoon?

When a moon is at its closest point to the earth, within 90%, it is known as a Supermoon, Astrologer, Richard Nolle explained this in 1979

NASA also said: "Some lunar perigees are closer than others.

”The shape of the Moon’s orbit changes over time (thanks to the gravitational influence of the Sun and the other planets)”.

We typically experience three to four Supermoons a year.

Despite some colourings of moons appearing with a red hue, this is not why it's not called a Strawberry moon.

In fact, it was named the Strawberry moon by Native American tribes as this time of year is when wild strawberries would usually ripen and be picked.

The tribes in North America and Europe also used the moon as a calendar, giving each full moon that happened through the year a name to keep track of the changing seasons.

This will be the last one of the year so be sure to catch the Strawberry Supermoon in all its glory and check out how close it looks.

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