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Along with a pandemic, 2020 has also brought us a rare(ish) astrological phenomenon: the supermoon (coincidence or…?)
For those who haven’t already been gazing up at the sky in awe, supermoons occur roughly every few years, when the moon is at its closest point to earth.
The #supermoon looks weird this time. https://t.co/2yqwMWo4Ok — Joe Blevins (@Joe Blevins)
As a result, it appears larger and more impressive in size aka: supermoon.
We’ve already welcomed the appearance of the super blood wolf moon and the pink moon in March and April respectively.
Now, get ready for the final act: the flower super moon.
It’s going to be, quite literally, huge.
Thanks to Covid-19, it’s also going to be visible as unusually low air pollution coupled with clear skies give moon enthusiasts in the UK a good chance to see the moon in all its glory.
For the best view, head outside or to a window at about 8.44pm BST tonight after the sun sets, say astrologers.
A sacrifice to any moon deities is optional.
ANG GANDA NG MOON 💕
"The Rare Flower Moon of May and the Last Supermoon of 2020"
-May 7, 2020 at 6:57 PM https://t.co/VOugm1yT7n — JEAN (@JEAN)
Interestingly, the flower moon was named by Native Americans, specifically Algonquin tribes, reports CNN.
They attached the moniker to the giant glowing orb when it was noticed its appearance coincided with the blooming flowers of late spring.
2020 is a particularly important year on the lunar calendar; October will also see two full moons appear in a month, which is known as a “blue moon” and “a good question for the weekly Zoom quiz”.
However, no fear if a busy lockdown schedule has you missing the last super moon this evening.
The next one is scheduled in less than 12 months time, in April 2021.
So many moons… so little time.
Indy100 has reached out to the supermoon regarding allegations of its involvement in the spread of Covid-19 and is awaiting further comment.