strawberry moon
The strawberry moon over Victoria BC. (Murray Sharratt Photography)

Out of the way clouds!

There’s going to be a large glowing “Strawberry Supermoon” lighting up Vancouver Island skies tonight.

According to NASA,  the supermoon looks slightly bigger and brighter than other full moons throughout the year, and occur when the moon is “within 90% of perigee.”

The first full moon in June was named ‘strawberry moon’ by Native Americans—a signal to tribes that it was strawberry season.

The term “Supermoon” was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs when the Moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit,” says NASA.

While the moon has appeared full since Sunday, it’ll reach its closest point to Earth for this orbit, known as perigee.

Check the Almanac’s Moonrise and Moonset Calculator for times when you can see it in your area.

Enjoy and post your photos below!

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