Tonight will be the final Supermoon of the year - here's the best way to see it

Tonight is the Strawberry Moon which will be the final Supermoon of the year.

By Stephanie Bateman
Thursday, 24th June 2021, 9:04 am
Updated Thursday, 24th June 2021, 9:04 am

Native American tribes named it this because they would harvest strawberries during this time.

A supermoon is when the full moon looks bigger and brighter in the sky than normal because it's closest to the Earth in its orbit than most other times.

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Free Press Facebook follower Joshua Beech took this picture of the moon over Balby Road on Tuesday night. He said: "I have never seen the moon soo big and beautiful at same time."

Astronomer Jake Foster, from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, says the best way to see it will be to look south-east just after sunset.

He says: "The moon will make its way west throughout the night before setting in the southwest just after sunrise.

"You don't need any special equipment to observe this event and there is no particular location you need to be to see it - as this is a bright full moon, as long as the skies are clear of clouds, it will be easy to spot whether you are in a light-polluted city or a dark area of countryside."

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