The first Supermoon of the year can be seen in Portugal this Tuesday, starting at 11:22 p.m. The phenomenon occurs when the natural satellite is in the full moon phase and is close to perigee – the point at which the moon is closest to Earth.
This Tuesday, the Moon will be brighter than usual and may appear larger as it reaches its closest point to Earth. The natural satellite is expected to reach 357,658 kilometers from planet Earth.
Two more Supermoons are planned for this year, which will take place on July 13 and August 12.
In the United States, this phenomenon is called “Strawberry Moon” because it occurs during the strawberry harvest season.