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View the Flower Moon

Go outside to see the Flower Moon.  It is visible tonight through Friday morning, but the best time to view it is Thursday at moonset (5:45 a.m.).  This is the final supermoon of 2020.  A supermoon occurs when a full moon's elliptical orbit brings it to the closest point to the Earth. The Flower Moon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal.

To learn more about supermoons read "5 Things to Know about Supermoons" from the Adler Planetarium.

If clouds obscure your view, the Virtual Telescope Project will be sharing a livestream of the supermoon over Rome on May 7 beginning at 1:55 p.m. CT.


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