‘Strawberry Supermoon’ marks lowest full moon of year

Astronomers marked the moon reaching its full stage early on Tuesday in what is known as the ‘Strawberry Supermoon’—a period in which the full moon is at its closest to Earth in the year.

The moon will appear full from Sunday night to Wednesday morning, NASA said on its website, but will reach its lowest point at 1:56 a.m. EDT on Wednesday morning.

The event is labeled as the "Strawberry Moon" according to Native American tradition, because it is the full moon at strawberry harvest time.

Supermoons refer to periods in which the moon is at its closest to Earth.