The strawberry super moon is sweetening the atmosphere.
The full moon started Tuesday morning around 7:52 a.m., but it will be at its closest point to Earth — or perigee — at 7:24 p.m. EDT, according to NASA.
He. She qualifies The space agency said it is a “giant moon,” which is when a full moon occurs during the period when the moon is at its closest point to Earth during its elliptical orbit.
The moon appears as the largest and brightest during Supermoon.
It appears about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when the moon is at its farthest point in its orbit or at its apex.
This event will also be the lowest full moon on the horizon in 2022, NASA said.
To see it, look at 1:56 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, when the full moon is only 23.3 degrees above the horizon, according to NASA.
On average, the Moon orbits at a distance of about 238,000 miles from Earth. But at perigee, it’s about 226,000 miles away — or about 12,000 miles closer to Earth.
There are other names, but the term “strawberry” comes from the US Farmers’ Almanac that published Native American names for full moons. The Algonquin tribes in the Northeast named it the Strawberry Moon because it coincides with the strawberry harvest, according to NASA.
The term “Supermon” was not coined until 1979.