Last supermoon of the year the 'Flower Moon' can be seen tonight

Supermoon called the "Super Flower Moon" is to be visible tonight. Credit: Anthony Morris

After a flurry of what appears to have looked like unusually large moons in February, March and April - tonight will be the last opportunity to see a full supermoon this year.

Supermoons, in general, can appear up to 7% larger and 15% brighter than the usual full moon, and with relatively clear skies tonight, it should be great viewing.

The best time to see the supermoon will be after sunset and before sunrise. Despite the possibility of some high cloud from time to time, it should make excellent viewing from the safety of your own home.

"Super Flower Moon" Credit: ITV

It is called the "Flower Moon" because it describes the time when flowers and colourful blooms brighten the landscapes.

This full moon has other names too! It is also known as the "Corn Planting Moon", as crops are sown in time for harvest. It is also known as the "Milk Moon", as May was previously known as the "Month of Three Milkings".

There will be other "named" moons this year, such as the "Strawberry Moon" in June and the "Thunder Moon" in July. However these moons will not be supermoons. They get their title due to their larger appearance as it is the closest distance the moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit.

The next super moon will be in April 2021.

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Stay safe and enjoy your viewing tonight!