Pictures of the Supermoon: The Last Supermoon in 2021 – the Best Strawberry Moon Photos
A SUPERMOON shone brightly in the sky Thursday night, the last of the year and closing off a flurry of skywatching events that included a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse with a ring of fire. Here are the greatest photos from the last supermoon of 2021.
This year’s supermoon was the sixth Full Moon to appear in the sky. The June Full Moon was visible just days after the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and associated with warmer areas, and was dubbed the Strawberry Moon due to its pinkish color and the fact that it occurred at the start of strawberry picking season. The next full Strawberry supermoon won’t appear for another year and a half.
People shared their Strawberry Moon experiences on social media, with one person in South Africa writing: “Last nights [sic]Strawberry Super Moon rising was definitely a treat.”
“Went outside tonight at 3 a.m. to witness the Strawberry Moon,” another individual wrote. It was well worth the effort.”
“Strawberry Moon is dazzling the seas along Destin this morning!” one person wrote. It’s a beautiful morning for a beach walk.”
“Wow the Moon looks great tonight!” remarked another person who was fortunate enough to view the moon. #Supermoon #StrawberryMoon.”
Every 29.5 days, a Full Moon occurs when the Moon is totally illuminated by the sun’s rays.
When the Earth is directly situated between the Sun and the Moon, a supermoon occurs.
While most years have 12 full moons, some years have 13, resulting in two full moons in some months, the second of which is known as a Blue Moon.
In 2020, there will be 13 Full Moons, with the Blue Hunter’s Moon being the second of two in October.
Early Native Americans did not use the Gregorian or Julian calendars to keep track of time like modern civilisations do.
To keep track of the seasons and lunar months, tribes would assign each Full Moon a moniker.
The majority of the names referred to activities or events that occurred in each locality at the time.
However, it wasn’t a standardized system, and tribes named and counted moons differently, leading to misunderstanding.
For example, certain tribes counted four seasons in a year while others counted five, and some tribes counted 12 Moons while others counted 13.
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