The first supermoon of 2022 will be this week

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2:40 p.m. – The June full moon, which will light up the sky for the next few nights, has something special: it will be the first supermoon of 2022.

This is the first supermoon since June 24, 2021. It will appear nearly 14% larger and nearly 30% brighter than usual, since perigee occurs on the day of the full moon. The star will indeed be at one of its shortest distances from Earth – the shortest of which will be reached in July. The Moon will then be 357,433 kilometers away.

Also nicknamed strawberry moonshe will get up at 8:17 p.m. on June 13, and will bow out the next morning at around 4:47 a.m.

The June full moon is aptly named. It coincides with the strawberry growing season, and it is also around mid-June that the small red fruits are harvested. This year, the picking is average, with a strong start under the influence of the sweltering heat that characterized the end of May.

There are currently nearly 600 varieties of strawberries in the world, including twenty in Quebec. This delicious fruit is one of the most consumed in Asia, Europe and North America.

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