Southern California Full Moon Strawberry Super Moon Thursday June 24 2021.
This is the last SuperMoon of 2021!
NASA recommends viewing the SuperMoon around 20 minutes after Sunset.
Best Viewing Would Be around 8:30pm in Southern California!
NASA Recommends Looking For The Strawberry SuperMoon
If you’re in the daylight at the time of the Super Strawberry Moon, look for a better view during its moonrise, which is about 20 minutes after sunset, local time.
Skywatchers, please enjoy the sunset in the west, and if you look toward the east, you may notice the subtle pink hue of our Super Strawberry Moon!
Sunset in Dana Point California is at 8:04pm on Thursday June 24 2021
NASA Explains Strawberry Moon
The Strawberry Moon marks the last full Moon of spring or the first full Moon of summer.
Towards the end of June, the Moon usually sits in a lower position in the sky and shines through more of our atmosphere. Because of this, our Moon can sometimes give off a pinkish hue.
Surprisingly, the name likely has more to do with the time of the year it occurs than its unusual pink shade.
Some Native American tribes referred to this full moon as the Strawberry Moon because it signaled a time for gathering ripening strawberries and other fruits.
NASA Explains SuperMoon
A supermoon occurs when a full Moon coincides with the Moon’s closet approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, a point known as perigee.
During every 27-day orbit around Earth, the Moon reaches both its perigee, about 226,000 miles from Earth, and its farthest point, or apogee, about 251,000 miles from Earth.
Although supermoon is not an official astronomical term, it’s typically used to describe a full Moon that comes within at least 90% of perigee.
In this phase, the Moon appears larger and brighter than usual.
A new Moon can also be a supermoon. However, we typically do not see a new Moon since it is between Earth and the Sun, and therefore not illuminated.
Full Moon Schedule 2021
Thursday June 24 2021
Friday July 23 2021
Sunday August 22 2021
Monday September 20 2021
Wednesday October 20 2021
Friday November 19 2021
Saturday December 18 2021