The fourth and last supermoon of 2021 and the first full moon of spring, the Strawberry Moon, rose over the Altamont Pass wind farm in the Diablo Range in Northern California.
The Strawberry Moon was named by the Algonquin tribes of North America.
The moon’s appearance coincided with the start of strawberry season.
The moon’s color, golden with some red, is a result of the moon sitting low in the sky.
The moonlight has to travel through more of the earth’s atmosphere.
A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is less than 224,000 miles away from earth at the same time it is full.
This Strawberry Moon being around 224,662 miles away, fell out of this range.
It did appeared brighter and larger than an average full moon but smaller in apparent size and brightness to the previous 2021 super moons.