The last UAE supermoon of the year – called the strawberry supermoon will rise around 7 pm today and be the last of its kind this year.
The supermoon is due to appear at 7.04 pm this evening. And if you want to have a good look, try to find high ground or head out to the desert.
While it might be called the strawberry supermoon, it won’t actually be pink or red. Instead, the name comes from the timing of the event as it signalled the start of the strawberry-picking season.
And the weather looks good tonight, although still incredibly hot at 7 pm.
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But it will undeniably be a supermoon. Which is to say it will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than ordinary full moons. This is due to the fact the moon will pass within just 360,00 km of Earth.
Which in cosmic terms is very, very close.
If you can’t get out to watch it, you can always live stream it or head to the special viewing at the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre thanks to the Dubai Astronomy group.
Or just re-watch this one from a month ago and pretend it’s happening tonight. Tonight’s UAE supermoon will be the last of its kind, however. So get out and catch a glimpse if you can!
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