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Anne Erickson


LUENEBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 07: The supermoon is seen in the night sky on April 07, 2020 in Lueneburg, Germany. The supermoon is visible as the full moon coincides with the satellite in its closest approach to Earth, which makes it appear brighter and larger than other full moons. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

May brings the last supermoon of the year, the “Super Flower Moon,” marking the point when the moon is at the closest point to Earth along its orbit around the planet.

Thursday morning (May 7) around 6:45 a.m. ET marks the peak of the “super flower moon,” according to NASA. The moon will also appear full from now through Friday morning.

To best view the moon, look in the opposite direction of the sun to see the moonrise.

“The term ‘supermoon’ was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit,” NASA said in a statement.

The next full supermoon won’t be back until April 2021. Happy viewing!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.