Strawberry supermoon 2022: Best times to see; Will the moon be pink?

Leada Gore
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The second supermoon of the year will be a Strawberry Moon, but don’t expect a pink orb in the sky.

June’s full moon is known as a Strawberry Moon, a name given for its appearance during strawberry picking time and not for a rosy hue. It’s known by other names as well, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, including the Berries Ripen Moon, Birth Moon, Blooming Moon, Egg Laying Moon, Hatching Moon, Green Corn Moon, Hot Moon and Hoer Moon.

The Strawberry Moon is also a supermoon, something that occurs when there is a full moon around the same time the moon is near perigee, or when it’s closest to the Earth.

This will make the moon look larger and brighter than a typical moon. And while it won’t be pink, it will take on a golden color as it rises above the horizon.

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June’s Strawberry Moon will rise on Monday before reaching peak illumination at 7:52 a.m. EDT Tuesday. For the best view, look towards the southeast just after sunset on Tuesday, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

If you miss the supermoon, don’t worry. We have another coming July 13, followed by the last supermoon of 2022 in Aug. 11.

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