During the night of June 14, 2022, the full moon can be observed, which in this month is called ‘strawberry moon‘. Earth’s natural satellite will appear larger and brighter than normal, as it will also be a supermoon. This celestial event can be seen in Mexico, USA and other countries of the world.
NASA specifies that the visible face of the satellite can be seen 7% larger and 14% brighter than normal. The event occurs when the phase of the full moon coincides with its perigee; that is, when it reaches its closest point to Earth during its orbit.
Strawberry Supermoon 2022: what time to see it from Mexico and the United States
The strawberry moon will be seen during the night of June 14 at the following times.
- Mexico: 5.21 p. m.
- USA: 6.21 p. m.
Strawberry Moon: why is the full moon of June 2022 so called?
The moon in full phase which will be observed on the night of June 14 will be called the ‘strawberry moon’ because ancient Native Americans harvested the fruit in that month.
The satellite will appear above the eastern horizon at night. You can even see the sagittarius constellation behind if the person has a very agile vision. However, everything will depend on whether the sky is clear.
NASA estimates that it will be noticeable for about three days. The event will run until Friday June 17 in the morning.
Supermoon: what is it and why will it happen in June?
The next full moon will be a supermoon, since it will coincide with the time when the natural satellite is closest to our planet. This phenomenon occurs because the Moon’s orbit has an oval shape, so there is a point closest to Earth (perigee, 360,000 km), and another further away (apogee, 405,000 km).
According to the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (IF YOU) of Mexico, tonight the Moon will be 361,536 kilometers from Earth.
Scientists also know a supermoon as a perigee full moon.
Strawberry supermoon: watch the LIVE and ONLINE broadcast
In order not to miss it due to unforeseen weather conditions, the observation of the Moon will be broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the Virtual Telescope Project.
The virtual event will start at 3:45 pm (local time in Peru). Meanwhile, the images will be captured from Rome, specifies the description of the video.