Your last chance to see a supermoon in 2020 will come Thursday night, when the “Flower Moon” peaks. But will we be able to see the supermoon in Cincinnati?
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Don’t miss this week’s supermoon. It’s the last supermoon of the year, when the moon can appear 15% brighter and 7% larger than the average full moon.
Your last chance to see a supermoon in 2020 will come Thursday nightÂ when the “Flower Moon” peaks.
The moon has been appearing full since Tuesday night,Â according to NASA.Â The moonÂ will reachÂ its peakÂ at 6:45 a.m. ET Thursday and thenÂ continue to appear full Friday night.
May’s “Flower Moon” is the third and final in a series of supermoons that began in March, according to “TheÂ Old Farmer’s Almanac.”
Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington said skies will be clear overnight and into Thursday morning.Â Be sure to grab a jacket when you head outside to star and moon gazeÂ âÂ temperatures overnight could drop to 38.Â
A supermoon occurs when a full moon is especially close to Earth. The moon’s closeness to Earth makes it look extra-close and extra-bright â up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, USA TODAY said.Â
The full moon in May was named the “Flower Moon” by several Native American tribes because of the large number of flowers that bloom this month,Â according toÂ The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is also sometimes referred to as the Motherâs Moon,Â Milk Moon, andÂ Corn Planting Moon, references to a time of increased fertilityÂ
This moon is also called theÂ the Vesak Festival Moon,Â NASA said,Â because it falls on the Buddhist holidayÂ that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.Â
World news – US – Skies will be clear in Cincinnati for the ‘Super Flower Moon,’ the last supermoon of 2020