Super moon: full moon in may is the last super moon of the year 2020 | Multimedia

The term comes from astrology - the super moon, an astronomical phenomenon, but is meant to be: The full moon comes to the earth very close. the full moon of

Super moon: full moon in may is the last super moon of the year 2020 | Multimedia

The term comes from astrology - the super moon, an astronomical phenomenon, but is meant to be: The full moon comes to the earth very close.

the full moon of the earth on its orbit very close to, is a super moon The full moon at 6. May is the next super moon - how to get him out of The super moon can be observed has a real impact on the earth - which are

Update from the 5. May 2020: The full moon in may the fourth and last of the so-called "super moon" of the year 2020. Early on the Morning of 6. May 2020 approaches of the full moon the earth to 359.654 kilometers, some time later, on 7. In may 2020, at 12.45 PM, the moon is the full moon.

The super moon on may 6./7. May 2020 is the fourth super moon within four months is Also the full moons in February, March and April 2020 were considered to have "super moon" . As a super moon is created, how it is defined and who does not come to this Definition from the astronomy - is responsible, read further down in the article.

super moon in April and may of 2020: What lies behind the phenomenon

first message from the 2. April 2020: The moon orbits the earth Once every 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. The distance between the earth and the moon varies because the earth's satellite moves on a circular orbit around the earth, but slightly elliptical. Each orbit around the earth, the moon reaches is called a point, the perigee (perigee) and a point does at greater distances (apogee) is called. The moon reached the perigee, while it is in the full phase of the moon , this phenomenon colloquially "super moon" . In science this term is not used, however, it is widely used now far.

The term "super moon" was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle. According to its Definition must approach the full moon of the earth to at least 367.600 kilometers, in order to be considered as a super moon . The moon creates at least four Times in the year, the next Time the 8. April 2020.

super moon in April and may of 2020: full moon, the perigee

The moon the full phase of the moon reached on 8 reached. April 2020 to 4.35 PM. The evening before, so on the night of 7. on the 8. April 2020 – reached the moon to the point of perigee. He comes close to the earth for a short time until 356.910 kilometers and, therefore, is a super moon .

you can see it also: The super moon will appear slightly larger on the night sky than the average moon. The super moon can act according to the US space organisation Nasa up to 14 percent larger than the moon in his erdfernsten point (apogee) . In addition, the super moon significantly brighter than a "normal" full moon appears . Although the surface of the moon is not bright, it appears, however, from the perspective of the earth is greater, and the earth reached the moon light. The super moon can Shine up to 30 percent brighter than the moon does at greater distances .

How to get to the super moon in April and may 2020 watch

The moon at 7. April, at 19 o'clock (the rise time can vary depending on the observation location to a few minutes) in the East and rises in the course of the night in the direction of South in the sky to the top. On 8. April 2020 4.35 p.m. he will be available officially to the full moon - this time he is about to the southwest in the sky. Shortly after 7 o'clock in the morning (here, too, the time can vary depending on the observation location of something) is the moon in the West.

+ The super moon is also always a popular photo motif. To see here: the super moon of 14. November 2016 behind the Skyline of Frankfurt.©picture alliance / dpa / Boris Roessler

Who wants to watch the super moon , you should search for 19 at an observation position in the direction of the East. The deeper the moon is the sky , the greater he seems to be - behind an optical illusion (the "moon illusion"), the cause of which is not fully understood is.

super moon in April and may 2020, has been released from impact on the earth

A super moon is not only beautiful to look at, but also has a real impact on the earth: He spring flood . This actually happens about every two weeks when earth, moon and sun are in a Straight line. At full moon (earth between the sun and the moon) and new moon (moon between sun and earth), the Springtide. This effect is enhanced if the moon in perigee , so not particularly close to the earth, is located.

The moon reached his does at greater distances in April 2020 20. April. Then he is removed 406.460 kilometers from our planet. On average, the moon has a distance from the 382.900 kilometers from the earth.

the next super moon in may 2020

The next super moon does not have to wait long: the full moon in may of 2020 with a distance of 366.824 kilometers of the super moons. But no matter how close to the moon is the earth : It is always worthwhile to take a brief look at him when he is in the sky. Finally, the earth would not be without the moon, the same – the moon affects more than the tides on earth*.

beyond the Supermonds can be observed in April, some of the stars in the sky. The Planet Venus is the "evening star" is particularly striking. But also the shooting stars-stream of the Lyrids falls in the month of April. Who calls a telescope, you can try the comet "Atlas" in the vicinity of the constellations "the Big dipper" and "Giraffe" track. Currently, there is the hope that the comet's "Atlas" may soon be visible to the naked eye seen.

Tanja Banner

*fr.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital-editor.

section list image:©picture alliance/Dietmar Stiplovsek/APA/APA/dpa

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 03:36

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