21:44 GMT28 July 2021
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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. 

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