PHOTOS: Final supermoon of 2021 shines brightly over Southwest, Central Virginia

June’s full moon is the final ‘supermoon’ of 2021

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ROANOKE, Va. – Plenty of you took note of this week’s full moon, the ‘Strawberry Moon.’ Each month’s full moon is given a special name. In the case of June, the full moon is called the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ because this is when strawberries are in season in the Northern Hemisphere.

June’s full moon is also considered a ‘supermoon.’ This happens when a full moon is at perigee (closest point to Earth in orbit). This means that the moon may appear slightly bigger and slightly brighter than your usual full moon.

There have been 3 ‘supermoons’ in 2021, and June’s was the final one. We have a photo gallery, thanks to you, of June’s ‘Strawberry Supermoon.’

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About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.