Last supermoon of the year the 'Flower Moon' can be seen tonight

Last supermoon of the year the 'Flower Moon' can be seen tonight

Last supermoon of the year the 'Flower Moon' can be seen tonight

However, the best way to watch the supermoon, or any full Moon, is during the moonrise or moonset because seeing it closer to the horizon will make it appear even bigger than it actually is.

Dr Greg explained: "Because of how the dynamics of orbits work, these usually occur in runs of two or three with longer gaps of several months between each set of supermoons".

The fourth and final one of these supermoons is May's so-called Flower Moon which is set to light up our night sky on May 7th.

The Full Moon in May is also called the "Flower" Moon or the "Vesak" Moon and coincides with the celebration of Buddha Purnima.

But critics of NASA's more lax definition of a supermoon also don't agree on the total number of supermoons in 2020. So get ready, because this is the last chance of the year to get that ideal stargazing Instagram post. A supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is at perigee.

May's supermoon marks the last of four supermoons this year. For 2020, the four full moons from February through May meet this 90 per cent threshold, NASA said.

The Full Moon will peak when the Moon and Sun are perfectly lined up with the Earth in the middle. The full moon looks brighter and slightly larger than usual at its perigee.

If you use binoculars or a telescope to see the supermoon in more detail, be aware that you may need a filter to protect your eyes, Space.com reported.

The moon's floral title is inspired by the month heralding the end of spring and the blossoming of flowers, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

But the cultural significance of the moon has been huge in recent weeks, he said. "Between the years A.D". The best know is the Harvest Moon in September, with the April Full Moon being known as the Pink Moon. This is definitely an event you don't want to miss.

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