In a break from the clouds and haze, June’s strawberry supermoon still managed to illuminate the D.C. sky Tuesday night.
According to NASA, a supermoon can appear nearly 30% brighter and 17% larger than the year’s faintest moon. Though the strawberry supermoon does have a reddish tint, the “strawberry” doesn’t refer to its hue. The strawberry moon was named by Native American Algonquin tribes in the northeastern United States in reference to June’s strawberry harvest.
D.C. residents lucked out when the rain and clouds gave way to the spectacular sight. Here are some of our favorite shots of the incredible moon: