The nation on Thursday night witnessed the fourth and last super moon of 2020 which was also dubbed as the 'flower moon' owing to the Native American belief of it leading to a spurt in the blooming of flowers this month. Netizens across the country took to photography sharing their clicks of the super moon and the beautiful moonlit night on Twitter.
Visuals of Super Flower Moon from India Gate in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Z9WHcOdfFB— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2020
From Berhampur, Odisha— Satyajeit Mishra (@satyajeit) May 7, 2020
Capture by CanonSX510HS pic.twitter.com/Q6s5IzXBit
This is my click from Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/SOGKXVS4DK— Shashank sharma Gonguluri (@shashiiBJP) May 7, 2020
Tonight's moon 🌕 is really dazzling 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/VuHhJMAHjr— Pramod Dash (@DashPramod) May 7, 2020
The term Supermoon refers to describe a full moon that appears bigger than usual due to the close proximity of the Moon's orbit to Earth. "Supermoon" is not an astronomical term as per NASA, as it is not defined on how close the moon should be in order to regard it as a supermoon.
According to NASA, a supermoon occurs when the moon lines up opposite to Earth and a full moon is observed. It is also observed when the Moon and the Sun are lined up on the same side of Earth.