last supermoon of the year to light up UAE skies
On Thursday night Stargazers in the UAE can catch a glimpse of the Strawberry Moon.
This will be the last supermoon of the year and will be visible to the naked eye.
A supermoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit and appears larger than normal.
Native American tribes in the 1930s called it a “Strawberry Moon” because the event coincided with strawberry harvesting season.
“The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published ‘Indian’ names for the full moons in the 1930s,” Nasa said.
“According to this almanac, as the full moon in June and the last full moon of spring, the Algonquin tribes called this the Strawberry Moon.
“The name comes from the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries in the north-eastern United States.”
The Farmers’ Almanac is an annual US periodical that has been in publication since 1818.