Amid the generalized anxiety and unrest that the coronavirus pandemic has brought upon the globe, a beautiful spectacle is on its way to remind us how the simplest things in nature are often the most beautiful to be seen in this world.
The biggest and brightest moon of the entire year, which will rise in Greece on Tuesday evening, will be the third and largest out of the four supermoons which we will experience in 2020.
At 21:08 Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) on Tuesday, the moon will approach the Earth at its closest point for this year, at a distance of just 356,907 kilometers (221,772 miles), at the perigee of its orbit.
Just a few hours later, at 05:35 EEST on Thursday, there will be a full moon. The near coincidence of a full moon with the moon’s perigee is expected to make tidal phenomena more intense across the world.
The next supermoon will be on May 7, 2020, but it is not expected to be as bright and large as that which we will see in April.