'Full-flower supermoon' rises on world starting to emerge from pandemic lockdowns

The supermoon seen in Jaipur Rajasthan India

The supermoon seen in Jaipur Rajasthan India

"Going by the seasons, as the second full Moon of spring, the Native American tribes of the northeastern United States called this the Flower Moon, as flowers are abundant this time of year in most of these areas", NASA said. It is also known as Corn Planting Moon.

A supermoon happens when the full moon falls near the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth.

The final "supermoon" of 2020 rose within the evening sky on Thursday over a world starting to re-emerge after weeks of coronavirus-related lockdowns.

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The 12 months's two earlier supermoons occurred in March and April.

This effect can be especially impressive just after the moon rises when it is lower in the sky. The scenes were captured by scores of people around the world where the supermoon appeared over The Tower Bridge, London, behind The Statue of Liberty in NY, and even at India Gate, New Delhi.

This photo was taken on the Haileybury waterfront.

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Did you see the full Moon this morning at 6:45am ET?

The full moon is seen behind the skyscrapers on the London skyline, also known as the Supermoon or Flower Moon, London, Britain, May 7, 2020.

During this time, the moon appeared bigger and brighter than usual as it will be near perigee - the closest approach of the moon to the Earth.

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