October 3, 2022
The moon will be full and at its closest point to the Earth this week, making it another so-called supermoon.

The moon will be full and at its closest point to the Earth this week, making it another so-called supermoon.

The moon will shine especially bright and rise just 23.3 degrees above the horizon early Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning for observers, according to NASA.

“The Moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time, from Sunday evening through Wednesday morning,” the space agency said.

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NASA noted that this month’s supermoon is also called the Strawberry Moon in a nod to “the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the [northeastern United States] region.”

It will be the second of four supermoons this summer, depending on how one defines a supermoon, according to Space.com.

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The Virtual Telescope Project will show the full moon rising over Rome, Italy, beginning Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. EST.

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