The final “supermoon” of 2021 was yesterday captured around the world as the “Super Strawberry Moon” made a dramatic appearance in some iconic locations.
The first full Moon of the northern hemisphere’s summer 2021 was also its biggest and brightest because it was also the final of four “supermoons” this year.
A supermoon occurs while our satellite is at the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit—it’s perigee. That happens once every month because the Moon has a slightly elliptical orbit around Earth, but only rarely does it coincide with a full Moon.
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