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A supermoon brighter than a regular moon.

Ethan Lee, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, April 8th, a supermoon occurred. This significant event happens when the full moon concurs with the moon’s approach to Earth while it is in its orbit. Supermoons appear brighter and closer than normal, but it is very hard to tell with a naked, human eye.

When the moon is furthest away from the earth it is called an apogee and when the moon is closest it is called a perigee. When a full moon is close to a perigee it is known as a Supermoon. On the other hand, when the moon is closest to the apogee it is known as a Micromoon.

On Thursday, May 7th, the last supermoon will occur for 2020. This supermoon that is going to happen is called the “Flower Moon.” The supermoon will be six percent larger than the regular moon. According to it states, “The Flower Moon got its name to simply represent the time of year when plants are in bloom.” Last month’s moon was called the “Pink Moon” because it symbolized the coming of spring.

So, on Thursday, May 7th, at 3:46 a.m. make sure you open your eyes and look for the supermoon and see if you can spot the difference between a supermoon and a normal moon.