June’s Strawberry Moon to Illuminate the Sky this Week

June’s full moon, the strawberry, will light up the sky this week. The moon would appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, informs NASA. The moon will reach its peak at 7:52 a.m. ET Tuesday, but it would be completely visible in North America until the moonrise. This year’s strawberry moon would be the first of two consecutive supermoons. 

The term supermoon refers to a full moon that appears larger and brighter than the regular moon. The supermoon is in its closest orbit to Earth. 

To a layperson, the supermoon can appear ordinary and regular. However, if observed, there are changes in brightness that enhance visibility and direct people to start paying attention to the celestial object illuminating the sky. 

The perfect time to look at the moon is when it is rising or setting since that is when it will display to be the largest to the naked eye. 

The southern half of the United States will witness the best view of June’s supermoon. However, a series of weak storms will also likely move through the Northeast and Great Lakes regions early in the week, creating cloudy situations that will give a greasy view.

As per The Old Farmers’ Almanac, there will be six full moons in 2022. 

– July 12: Buck Moon

– August 11: Sturgeon Moon

– September 10: Harvest Moon

– October 9: Hunter’s Moon 

– November 8: Beaver Moon

– December 7: Cold Moon 

Lunar and Solar Eclipses 

As per The Old Farmer’s Almanac, there will be a total lunar eclipse and partial solar eclipse in 2022. 

Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun, but it blocks some of its light. It is necessary to wear eclipse glasses to see the solar eclipses carefully since the sun’s rays could harm the eye.

A partial solar eclipse on October 25 would be visible to those in Iceland, Europe, Greenland, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, Western Asia, India, and Western China. Unfortunately, the partial solar eclipse would not be visible from North America.

A total lunar eclipse would be on display in Asia, Australia, South America, the Pacific, and North America on November 8 between 3:01 a.m. ET and 8:58 a.m. ET, but the moon would be set for those in eastern regions of North America.