Ang katapusang supermoon ngayong taon ay matatanaw ngayong gabe, kaya masdan ang kakaibang liwanag na dala nito, nawa’y liwanag ng pag-asa para sa ating lahat.
Tinawag itong Flower Moon dahil ang pagliwanag nito ay nasaksihan ngayong buwan ng Mayo, kung saan namumulaklak ang mga nagagandahang bulaklak sa buong taon.
Ang paglaki nito ay nasa 6% larger than normal na laki, ito ang pangatlo at katapusang malaking buwan na masisilayan sa kalangitan ngayong 2020, kung matatandaan ay lumabas ang unang supermoon noong Marso 9, at kasunod ang Pink Moon nitong Abril 7-8,2020.
Ayon pa sa ulat ng Daily Mail:
Greg Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory, said: ‘Technically the exact moment of full moon is 11.45am, however the moon will not be visible in the sky in the UK at that time.’
The moon is expected to rise over London at 8.44pm BST tonight. It will be also be larger than normal early this morning, before it disappears from the sky at 5.42am.
Mr Brown said: ‘Times for moonrise and set vary slightly across the UK, but not by more than about 10 minutes or so.’
This full moon will also be a supermoon, meaning it will be about six per cent larger than a typical full moon and around 14 per cent bigger than a micromoon, which is when the moon is at its furthest point from Earth.
Dr Brown said: ‘The moon’s orbit around the Earth is not entirely circular, instead a slightly flattened circle or ellipse.
‘As such, it is sometimes closer to and sometimes further away from the Earth.
‘While definitions vary, a supermoon typically occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon being within the closest 10 per cent of its orbit.’
Dr Brown also said this event would be the third and final supermoon of this year.