In photos: June's Strawberry supermoon moon lights up US skies
The full lunar display in June coincides with strawberry harvesting season in parts of the US and Canada
Did you see it?
The first of three supermoons this summer brightened the night sky Tuesday in the U.S.
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The full lunar display in June is known as the Strawberry moon as it coincides with strawberry harvesting season in parts of the U.S. and Canada.
A supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the point in the moon’s orbit that is closest to the Earth. That point is called perigee. This gives the moon a larger and brighter appearance.
If you missed the event, the next supermoon, called the Buck supermoon, happens on July 13. Astronomers note that this will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the Sturgeon supermoon on Aug. 11.
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There is a lot to keep sky watchers busy this year from eclipses to meteor showers to supermoons. Here's a look at astronomical events you can’t miss.
No telescope? No problem, you can find public observing events near you through NASA's Night Sky Network.
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