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How to see Strawberry supermoon rising this week

June means the official return of summer, But it is not the only season to kick off this month. June also marks the start of the supermoon season.

Supermoons are annual occurrences that take place in sets of three or four which causes the moon to look slightly bigger and brighter than other full moons throughout the year.

This year astronomers will get their first glimpse of a supermoon which is starting late Monday, June 13.

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The supermoon will remain in the sky until Tuesday morning when it will reach its full illumination at 7:52 a.m.

This first occurrence of the moon is called the Strawberry Moon because it will happen during the strawberry harvest season.

As the moon orbits around the Earth, it follows a misshapen oval path called an ellipse. Because of this, the moon is closer to the Earth at times and farther away at others

A supermoon takes place when a full moon happens around the same time as when the moon is closest to Earth, causing it to look slightly bigger and brighter than other full moons.

NASA says supermoons can appear up to 30% brighter and 17% larger than other full moons. The Strawberry Moon will be the brightest moon of the year.

NASA says the full moon will be at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Around 7:24 p.m., the Strawberry Moon will reach its closest point to Earth for this orbit, known as perigee.