Missed the strawberry moon? Check out these photos of the last supermoon of the year.

·1 min read

Skywatchers were in for a treat with the last full supermoon of 2021 – the strawberry moon.

The strawberry moon, which actually didn't look red or like a strawberry, illuminated a golden color across the sky Thursday evening and peaked at 2:40 p.m. EDT, but was not visible until later in the evening.

The supermoon was dubbed the strawberry moon because it signaled to some Native American tribes the ripening of strawberries that were ready to be gathered, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The moon is also called the hot moon due to its rise at the beginning of summer and in Europe it can be called the honey moon.

The strawberry moon ends a series of 2021 full supermoons: the super worm moon on March 28, the super pink moon on April 27 and the super flower blood moon on May 26.

If you missed the strawberry moon, check out these photos:

The strawberry full moon rises behind the ancient marble temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about 45 miles south of Athens, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The strawberry full moon rises behind the ancient marble temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about 45 miles south of Athens, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The strawberry full moon rises behind the ancient marble temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about 45 miles south of Athens, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The strawberry full moon rises behind the ancient marble temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, about 45 miles south of Athens, on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The full moon, known as the strawberry moon, rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on June 24, 2021. The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises June 24, marking the last supermoon of the year. June's full moon is often referred to as the Strawberry Moon because it falls during the strawberry harvesting season in the northeastern U.S.
The full moon, known as the strawberry moon, rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on June 24, 2021. The first full moon of summer 2021, also known as the Strawberry Moon, rises June 24, marking the last supermoon of the year. June's full moon is often referred to as the Strawberry Moon because it falls during the strawberry harvesting season in the northeastern U.S.
People walk beneath the rising Strawberry super moon towards the Venetian-built Famagusta gate in the old walled city of Cyprus' capital Nicosia on June 24, 2021.  Famagusta gate, one of the three main gates of the old city of Nicosia, was built in 1567 during the period of Venetian rule of the island of Cyprus. It was subsequently restored in 1821 during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, with the Sultan's seal (tugra) displayed atop its gatehouse.
People walk beneath the rising Strawberry super moon towards the Venetian-built Famagusta gate in the old walled city of Cyprus' capital Nicosia on June 24, 2021. Famagusta gate, one of the three main gates of the old city of Nicosia, was built in 1567 during the period of Venetian rule of the island of Cyprus. It was subsequently restored in 1821 during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, with the Sultan's seal (tugra) displayed atop its gatehouse.
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above Kuwait City, on June 24, 2021.
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above Kuwait City, on June 24, 2021.
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above the Egyptian capital Cairo, on June 24, 2021.
The full Strawberry moon, the last super moon of the year, rises above the Egyptian capital Cairo, on June 24, 2021.

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: See strawberry moon photos, the last full supermoon of the year

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting