PHOTOS: Last supermoon of the year, Strawberry Moon lights up sky

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(KRQE) – The first full moon of the astronomical summer and last supermoon of the year peaked on Thursday, June 24. Known as the Strawberry Moon because strawberries are ready to be picked during this time of year, the event was the fourth and final supermoon of the year.

The full moon, known as the strawberry moon, rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on June 24, 2021. – The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises June 24, marking the last supermoon of the year. June’s full moon is often referred to as the Strawberry Moon because it falls during the strawberry harvesting season in the northeastern US. Similarly, June’s full moon has also been called the Rose Moon because it occurs around the time roses bloom. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
This photograph taken June 24, 2021 shows a strawberry moon, the last super moon of 2021, over Hanoi. (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)
People walk beneath the rising Strawberry super moon towards the Venetian-built Famagusta gate in the old walled city of Cyprus’ capital Nicosia on June 24, 2021. – Famagusta gate, one of the three main gates of the old city of Nicosia, was built in 1567 during the period of Venetian rule of the island of Cyprus. It was subsequently restored in 1821 during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, with the Sultan’s seal (tugra) displayed atop its gatehouse. (Photo by Amir MAKAR / AFP) (Photo by AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture taken on June 24, 2021 shows the Strawberry supermoon rising over buildings in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above the Egyptian capital Cairo, on June 24, 2021. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above Kuwait City, on June 24, 2021. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above Kuwait City, on June 24, 2021. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above Kuwait City, on June 24, 2021. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

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