Full super moon in 2022 - South Arkansas Sun

Skywatchers are in for a treat again as the next full moon, also known as the Strawberry Supermoon, will be at its peak on Tuesday (June 14, 2022)

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the June full moon, which is celebrated as "Vat Purnima" in India

"This will be late Monday night for the International Date Line West time zone

Tuesday for many of the time zones on Earth, and Wednesday morning from the Chatham Standard Time zone eastward to the International Date Line

The Moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning," NASA said.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the Moon’s closest 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 2,26,000 miles from Earth, and its farthest point, or apogee, about 2,51,000 miles from Earth.

In this phase, the Moon looks larger and brighter than usual.

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