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Last supermoon of the year, Photos News & Top Stories

In Native American folklore the May full moon is also called the "full flower moon" as it designates the month in which flowers begin to bloom in North America.

This full moon corresponded to Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, a holiday observed by Buddhists across Asia.

This flower Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Tuesday evening through Friday morning.

Last night's Flower Moon was the last supermoon of this year.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at perigee, meaning it is at full phase and at the closest point to earth in its orbit.

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It capped a string of supermoons over the early part of this year, in February, March and last month. This closer proximity can make it appear up to 7% larger and 15% brighter - as if the moon wasn't mesmerizing enough.

This photo was taken on the Haileybury waterfront.

In astronomical terms, a full Moon occurs at a specific time.

Tonight will be a little cloudy in Sydney, hopefully if we are lucky we will see the supermoon in all its glory tonight.



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