And though the May full moon generally marks the end of hard frosts, this full moon brings with it at least one more frost possibility as the overnight low Friday night is 29. It looks brighter and larger as it comes closer.
"A "super moon" is really not a well defined 'astronomical phenomenon, ' if we can even call it that", American Museum of Natural History astronomer Jackie Faherty told The Post recently.
This year, Super Flower Moon will be visible to skywatchers on May 7.
The supermoon is also known as the "Vesak Festival Moon" as it corresponds with a Buddhist holiday called Vesak, sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday".
"While definitions vary, a supermoon typically occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being within the closest 10% of its orbit". The next full supermoon will be visible in April 2021, CNET reports. It is also known as the "Corn Planting Moon", as crops are sown in time for harvest. "For 2020, the four full moons from February through May meet this 90 percent threshold".
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Fox news reports it's a supermoon too, the last one of 2020.
The name originates from the United States after Native American tribes in the NY region noticed it often coincided with when flowers were in bloom, according to NASA. Since it'll be below the horizon during this time, the best time to see it in the Rockford area is actually tonight.
The May full moon will rise tonight.
The next supermoon, the "Strawberry Moon", will appear June 5 at 3:12 p.m.
The Full Moon will peak when the Moon and Sun are perfectly lined up with the Earth in the middle.