The Strawberry Full Moon Rises Tonight and it is First SuperMoon of 2022
June begins the start of supermoon season for those who enjoy astronomy.
Supermoons are annual occurrences happening in sets of three or four and provide sky gazers great opportunities to observe the moon.
This year features several supermoons, the first is the evening of Monday, June 13, ,2022.
A supermoon occurs when there is a full moon around the same time that the moon is near perigee, causing it to look slightly bigger and slightly brighter than other full moons throughout the year.
The gravitational pull of a supermoon can also cause high tides to be higher than normal, which could amplify coastal flooding. This can be worsened if there is a tropical storm or hurricane churning near the coast in the days surrounding a supermoon.
After June, the next supermoon will rise on July 13th, followed by the last supermoon of 2022 on August 11th.
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