Super Flower Moon 2020: ICYMI, take a look at the pictures of the last supermoon of 2020
The Super Flower Moon or full moon corresponded with Vesak or Buddha Purnima celebrations yesterday. Take a look at some of the pictures from around the world of May 2020’s Super Flower Moon.
“Supermoon”, coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, refers to either a new or full moon that occurs within 90 per cent of perigee, it’s closest point to the Earth in its orbit. Since the moon was at perigee for the last three months, last night’s supermoon was it’s final appearance in 2020. In other words, when the Full Moon or the New Moon occurs during the Moon’s closest approach to the Earth, it is termed as the Super Moon.
The Super Flower Moon or full moon corresponded with Vesak or Buddha Purnima celebrations. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and the death of Gautama Buddha.
The next supermoon will occur on April 27, 2021, followed by another one on May 26, 2021. Supermoons can be seen from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.