Are you ready for just one more supermoon in 2020?
This Thursday sees the rise of the “Super Flower Moon,” the fourth and final so-called supermoon of the year.
Exactly how special is the “Super Flower Moon?” Given that there have been three overly large full moons in a row so far in 2020, you could be forgiven for thinking that the “Super Flower Moon” is not particularly special.
All full moons are special, but only if you get your timing exactly right.
The trick with any full moon—and particularly a supermoon—is to be in the right place at the right time.
So here’s everything you need to know about when and how to get a great view of the final supermoon of the year.
What is a supermoon?
A supermoon, also known as a perigee full moon by astronomers, is a colloquial—even astrological—term for a full Moon when it’s at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. Although it’s only a slight effect, it may appear bigger and brighter in the sky.