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2020 May 9
Rising as the Sun set, the Moon was bright and full in
planet Earth skies on May 7 and
known to some as a Flower Moon.
Near the horizon it does seem to take on rose pink hues of
reddened sunlight in this reflective twilight scene.
In fact one of the brighter Full Moons of the year,
full lunar phase occurred within
about 32 hours of perigee.
That's the closest point in the Moon's elliptical orbit.
Flooded field and ruined church tower are near the municipality of
Casaleggio Novara, Piedmont Region of northern Italy.
Authors & editors:
Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.
A service of: ASD at NASA / GSFC
& Michigan Tech. U.