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A 'Strawberry Supermoon' Will Appear On Tuesday!

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A 'Strawberry Supermoon' will light up the night sky on Tuesday!

The phenomena gets its name from the Algonquin tribe, who named it after strawberry harvesting season. Supermoons appear when the moon is full and at its closest orbital distance to Earth. You'll get the best view during moonrise and moonset close to the time of the moon being at its "full" phase. One expert said: "Only on the night of the full Moon is it possible to see the Moon appear on the horizon during dusk."

In California, 8:05 p.m. PT and 8:57 p.m. PT are your best chances of viewing the moon in it's fullest state. You can find your local moonrise and moonset times here.

The moon will rise in the east after sunset, shine all night and set in the west close to sunrise.

If you do have binoculars or a telescope, you'll be able to see craters, mountains and other features of the moon's surface.

Tuesday's moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons that will be visible this summer in the Northern Hemisphere, with others to follow on July 13 and August 11.

Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...

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