Tomorrow night (Saturday), there will be a sky watching treat as the moon not only becomes it's regular "full moon", it will also make it's closest approach to Earth all year. It will appear in the sky to be much larger and up to 16% brighter. When it lies close to the horizon, it appears even larger, something they call the "moon illusion". This time around, with the moon at its closest point as well, it should make for some stunning photographs, and I hope to capture one or two while at the farm.
The full moon in May is traditionally known as the "Flower Moon". It's also known as the "Full Corn Planting Moon" and/or the "Milk Moon".
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|Image courtesy of: SPACE.com|
So go outside tomorrow night and look up at the sky, instead of down at the garden, and enjoy the supermoon!