The June full moon will shine next week, but if bad weather clouds your view, don’t worry. You will be able to view the Full Strawberry Moon in a live webcast for free.
The Virtual Telescope Project in Ceccano, Italy will host a free full moon live stream on Tuesday, June 14. The webcast, which begins at 3:15 p.m. EDT (1915 GMT), will show live views of the full moon, the second supermoon of 2022, as it rises over Rome. You can watch the livestream in the video feed above.
“We will admire the full moon rising above the glorious monuments of Rome, the
Eternal City,” wrote astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project in an email alert. Masi will also host the webcast on the Virtual Telescope Project’s website. (opens in a new tab) and on YouTube (opens in a new tab).
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The June full moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons in which the month-long full moon coincides with the moon at or near perigee, its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. A supermoon can appear slightly larger than a full moon when it’s farthest from Earth (NASA said (opens in a new tab) it can appear up to 30% brighter and 17% larger), but it won’t look much different to the casual observer.
The June Strawberry Full Super Moon will occur Tuesday at 7:51 a.m. EDT (11:51 a.m. GMT), but the moon will appear full to observers the day before and after the actual event. So don’t hesitate to watch the moon shine from June 13 to 15. It takes its name “strawberry” from the short strawberry harvest season with which it coincides.
The June full moon will be the lowest full moon of 2022, with the moon rising just 23.3 degrees above the southern horizon early June 15 for observers in Washington, D.C., the Moon said. Nasa. This is because it arrives before the June 21st summer solstice.
“At the summer solstice, the sun appears highest in the sky for the year,” NASA wrote in a guide. (opens in a new tab). “Full moons are opposite the sun, so a full moon near the summer solstice will be low in the sky.”
Full moons are among the easiest stargazing events to observe and are an excellent target for amateur astronomers who are just beginning to observe with binoculars or telescopes. If you’re hoping to photograph the moon, our best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography guides may come in handy. You can also check out our guide on how to photograph the moon with a camera to plan your lunar photo shoot.
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