Photographer shoots super flower moon from Queenstown, along with many others in S'pore

The moon at 7pm over the horizon was huge.

Belmont Lay | May 07, 2020, 10:28 PM

The moon on May 7, 2020 is exceptionally big and bright.

That is because it is the "super flower moon" and it will be the last supermoon of 2020.

Its name is derived from the fact that it appears during spring season when flowers are blooming.

Here are some photos of the super flower moon shot in Singapore using regular equipment:

Here's a shot of the moon peeking out over the horizon around 7pm as seen from Tampines Expressway towards Changi and taken with an iPhone:

The moon, when viewed at that specific moment, appeared blood orange with its lunar crevices and surface details clearly visible, partly owing to clear skies and cloudless conditions.

This following photo was shot by a Mothership reader, Tedd, from Queenstown using a Nikon Z6 and a long lens:

He described the shot as such:

At the horizon it appeared like a small egg yolk. I used a long lens to juxtapose it with the HDB blocks in front. Otherwise it would appear quite small.

According to NASA, there can be three or four supermoons in a year.

Including the pink supermoon in April, there was a previous supermoon in early March and another in February as well.

Top photo by Tedd