If you cast your eyes to the skies over Lytham St Anne’s tonight (Thursday 7th May) you will see the final super moon of 2020. The ‘Flower’ Moon will rise tonight and, with no clouds forecast to spoil your view, it should provide a wonderful display. And if you look out 8.45 pm the moon should be the most impressive.
The name ‘flower moon’ comes from the period of increased fertility and blooming plants during early May.
Greg Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory, said: ‘Technically the exact moment of full moon is 11.45 am, 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 8.44 pm tonight.’
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.