The next Supermoon will be a real show of Mother Nature, as it was discovered that Earth’s natural satellite would appear massive.
The phenomenon itself is unique, but the fact that it’s going to be the largest supermoon of 2020 should be an excellent reason to keep you out, admiring the sky, primarily if you are located in Oregon, Washington, or their coastlines.
About The Phenomenon
The event, also known as Egg Moon or Grass Moon, is part of a trio of such supermoons, and it can be observed on April 7.
The stunning phenomenon won’t be the only attraction of the sky on April 7! Chances are we’ll also be able to observe some comets passing by.
The event can be observed from the Portland area at 7:35 p.m. However, the timing will significantly vary if you try to watch the phenomenon from another city. Unfortunately, some people will be unable to admire the full Moon in all its greatness due to geographical or astronomical limitations.
Jim Todd of Portland’s OMSI stated:
“Earlier in the day, this ‘supermoon’ will be below the horizon at perigee, or its closest distance to Earth, at 11:08 a.m. PDT, at a distance of 221,773 miles from Earth.”
“On Tuesday, the near full moon will rise directly from the east at 7:32 p.m., followed by sunset at 7:47 p.m. in the west,” he added.
However, he also mentioned that most watchers wouldn’t be able to distinguish a fully illuminated moon and fractionally less illuminated one. To notice some differences, you would need to watch the phenomenon with a telescope.
Even though the Moon will be 100% full for only a few dozen seconds, it will appear full to the naked eye for two or three days.