(Reuters) – The last “supermoon” of 2020 appeared in the night sky on Thursday, after a world began to resurface after weeks of coronavirus-related blockages.
The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is 10% of its closest distance to Earth at the full moon. May's full moon – in the height of spring in the Northern Hemisphere – is also called the "flower moon" – hence Thursday's "super full moon of flowers".
The previous two supermoons of the year took place in March and April.
Clouds over much of Europe and Asia obscured the view of the moon, which appears to be slightly larger than normal – and the streets remained relatively quiet, with many countries still imposing coronavirus-related restrictions.
But from Hong Kong to Jerusalem and Caracas, some residents wore masks and ventured out to take pictures of the celestial spectacle.
Written by Rosalba O & # 39; Brien in New York; Edition by Peter Cooney
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