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The 'Strawberry Moon' Rises on Thursday


CBN - So far, 2021 has been a year of lunar events. On Thursday, portions of the U.S. will see the last supermoon of the year.



CBSNews.com reports a supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, known as perigee. It appears slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon. However, scientists have yet to agree on exactly how to officially classify the phenomenon, so there is some disagreement as to whether June's moon counts as a supermoon.


June's full moon or "strawberry" moon as it is known by several Native American tribes, marked the ripening of "June-bearing" strawberries that are ready to be gathered, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. It also marks the last full moon of spring or the first of summer, but unfortunately will not have any color to it.



Over the years, this moon has been known by several names, including Blooming Moon, Green Corn Moon, Hoer Moon, Birth Moon, Egg Laying Moon, Hatching Moon, Honey Moon, and Mead Moon.


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