June’s full moon is the second of four back-to-back “supermoons” and comes just a week before summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Look up! The Full Strawberry Moon of June 14 may appear ever-so-slightly bigger and brighter than usual when it rises this month, making it a “supermoon” by most definitions.
Depending on which breed of supermoon definition you follow, the moon will be the second of four consecutive supermoons that you can see through the summer, which comes to the Northern Hemisphere June 21. The next full moons after that will be July 13 and August 11.
If you’re hoping to photograph the moon, check out our best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography. Also read our guide on how to photograph the moon with a camera for some helpful tips to plan out your lunar photo session.
Some in the community (such as NASA) follow the supermoon definition set by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, which defined that as a full moon that comes within 90% of its perigee, or closest point in the orbit to Earth.