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    The phenomenon occurs when a full Moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to Earth during its elliptical orbit.

    Sputnik is live from Tehran, Iran, where people will have a rare glimpse of the so-called ‘Strawberry Moon’, which is also known as a ‘Supermoon’, on the night of 24 June. The moon will reach its closest point to the Earth for the first time in the year. 

    The phenomenon is believed to have been named a ‘Strawberry Moon’ by Native American tribes because it usually occurred around the same time that berries were ready to be gathered. 

    Follow Sputnik’s live feed to find out more. 

    Supermoon, astronomy, Iran
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