When Full Moon happens whilst the Moon is at its closest to Earth, (its perigee), it is often called a supermoon. The moon will appear as full either side of the dates given, but the published dates are when they are fullest.
Over the couple of few months we are to be treated to not one, but three, supermoons.
Each full Moon is given a specific name depending on the time of year it is viewed.
Tonight, 27th April, you can expect to see the Super Pink Moon, (shown here in a picture from last year – although not looking very pink!)
Next month’s full Moon will be a Super Flower Moon on 26th May (shown here above Stonehenge). This is expected to be the biggest and best Supermoon of the year.
The final Super Moon of 2021 will be on 24th June and is known as a Super Strawberry Moon (shown here as a time lapse photograph from June 2020.)
Supermoons occur as they are closer to the Earth and so look bigger in the sky.
If you manage to see one of the Supermoons mentioned above, why not take a picture and send it to us here at the left-handed lemon ( firstname.lastname@example.org)? We’d love to see it, and you could even be featured on our Instagram feed.
Until next time, keep calm and apply some Science.