The third and final supermoon of 2021 will be visible across the night sky on Thursday, June 24.

What You Need To Know

  • The moon will appear larger and brighter than other full moons

  • This full moon is also known as the "Full Strawberry Moon"

  • It's the last full moon of the spring 

We've been lucky enough to see back-to-back supermoons in 2021, with the first occurring in April and second in May, but another treat is on the way later in June.

What is a supermoon?

The simplest definition of a supermoon is a full or new moon that happens when the moon is near perigee, which is the point in its orbit where it's closest to Earth.

Because of its closer proximity to Earth, the moon appears larger and brighter to casual observers.

What makes June's supermoon special?

It's very rare to have three supermoons in a single year, let alone three in consecutive months, making 2021 a very astronomically unique year.

This full moon is also known as the "Full Strawberry Moon," as it typically signifies the ripening of berries in the spring.

Since the "Full Strawberry Moon" will coincide with a supermoon, many are even referring to this month's full moon as a "Super Strawberry Moon." But don't let its name fool you! The moon will not appear red or pink.

How to view the Super Strawberry Moon

The moon will rise shortly after sunset on Thursday, June 24 in the southeastern sky. For a brief period as the moon rises, it may briefly appear to have a gold tint to it, but it will likely only last for a few minutes while the moon is low on the horizon.

Mark your calendars and hope the weather cooperates for our celestial treat, and be sure to step outside and check out the final supermoon of 2021. If you're able to snap a photo, you can share it right here.

Check out our celestial calendar for other sky events happening this year.