Missed last month’s supermoon? There’s another one Wednesday

Large moonrise
The strawberry supermoon rises behind the village of Imerovigli on the Greek island of Santorini on June 14.
(Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press)

If you missed last month’s supermoon, you have another chance.

This month’s full moon is Wednesday. At the same time, the moon’s orbit will bring it closer to Earth than usual. This cosmic combo is called a supermoon.

That can make the moon appear slightly bigger and brighter, weather permitting.

One name for Wednesday’s full moon is the “buck moon” — a reference to the time of year when new antlers are growing on male deer, or bucks.

The June 14 supermoon was the “strawberry moon” because it’s the full moon at strawberry harvest time.