Super Flower Moon: Here's how to catch the last supermoon of 2020

Rodiano Bonacci
Mag 5, 2020

The Eta Aquarids is one of two meteor showers that occurs when cosmic debris from Halley's Comet enters Earth's atmosphere as our planet journeys around the sun.

The final super moon of 2020 is coming this week. According to NASA, the Super Flower Moon will reach peak illumination at 4.15 pm IST on May 7. Additionally, the Full Moon in May, which is on the 7th this year, is also known as the Flower Moon.

The world have already witnessed three supermoons this year, but May brings an end to that series by bringing the last supermoon of the year 2020. According to the Farmer's Almanac, it was also called the Mother's Moon since it was a time of increasing fertility.

A super moon is a new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee. According to NASA, the moon this month will appear boring for about three days- From Tuesday evening till Friday morning.

The other name variations are the Full Corn Planting Moon and the Full Milk Moon.

So in 2020, the Full Moons on March 9th and April 8th were also supermoons. Therefore, it will be called the Super Pink Moon like the last month's supermoon.

The name is a part of the nomenclature of Full Moons that was used by Native Americans to record the passing of annual seasons, just as the Pink Moon is meant to signify the spring.

The next supermoon will be visible in April 2021.

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Two meteor showers, the Eta-Aquariids and the Eta-Lyrids, also peak in early May, although NASA notes that the light of the almost full moon will interfere with visibility.

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