A rare celestial spectacle of Strawberry Supermoon will leave the UAE skygazers spellbound. The phenomenon is described as June’s Full Moon that reaches its peak.
It will also be visible around the world and the name evokes tradition of Algonquin tribes of the US and Canada who named the Full Moon after an abundant plant in the area.
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According to Dubai Astronomy Group a supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly “coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disc as viewed from Earth.”
The moon will start appearing to the naked eye from 6:30 pm June 14, 2022 and it also known as the Mead Moon or the HoneyMoon as honey is harvested during this month of the year. The term Honeymoon is also linked to the occurrence of many marriages in June and the supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit (less than 360,000 km), resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.