June strawberry supermoon rises Tuesday.  What to expect.

June strawberry supermoon rises Tuesday. What to expect.

June strawberry supermoon rises Tuesday.  What to expect.

As summer approaches, thoughts of fresh berries for strawberry shortcake are usually in order, but June is also blessed with what Native American cultures have nicknamed: the Full Strawberry Moon, and this year is extra special because it will be designated as well. like a supermoon to add to its lunar gravitational pull.

The June full moon, normally seen as the last full moon of spring or the first full moon of summer, is traditionally referred to as the Strawberry Moon. In a season filled with four supermoons (they occur monthly from May to August), the June lunar event culminates on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:51 a.m. EDT (1151 GMT).