Super Flower Moon May 2020: Super Flower Full Moon on May 7:
A Super Flower Moon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee—the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit—resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth.The technical name is a perigee syzygy (of the Earth–Moon–Sun system) or a full (or new) Moon around perigee.The term supermoon is astrological in origin and has no precise astronomical definition.
The last supermoon of 2020 is going to be seen on May 7. On this day, the moon will appear larger and brighter than other days. After May 7, you will be able to see Super Pink Moon in the next year i.e. 27 April 2021. It is also known as Super Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon and Phool Milk Moon.
The real association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but no such link has been found.
According to the website of NASA (nasa), Super Flower Moon will be at its peak at 4.15 pm on Thursday, May 7, according to Indian time and will look completely bright. This means that at this time it will be very close to the Earth. People will not be able to see this incident of Super Flower Moon 2020 in India, because then it will be noon in India. However one can see this beautiful astronomical event online.
Claims that supermoons can cause natural disasters, and the claim of Nolle that supermoons cause “geophysical stress”, have been refuted by scientists.
Despite lack of scientific evidence, there has been media speculation that natural disasters, such as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, are causally linked with the 1–2 week period surrounding a supermoon.A large, 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred 15 km north-east of Culverden, New Zealand at 00:03 NZDT on November 14, 2016, also coincided with a supermoon.
Scientists have confirmed that the combined effect of the Sun and Moon on the Earth’s oceans, the tide is greatest when the Moon is either new or full.and that during lunar perigee, the tidal force is somewhat stronger, resulting in perigean spring tides. However, even at its most powerful, this force is still relatively weak, causing tidal differences of inches at most.
Total lunar eclipses which fall on supermoon and micromoon days are relatively rare. In the 21st century, there are 87 total lunar eclipses, of which 28 are supermoons and 6 are micromoons. Almost all total lunar eclipses in Lunar Saros 129 are micromoon eclipses.