A full moon rises above two cyclists near Salgotarjan, Hungary, on Thursday, May 7.
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In pictures: The last supermoon of the year

Updated 0559 GMT (1359 HKT) May 8, 2020

A full moon rises above two cyclists near Salgotarjan, Hungary, on Thursday, May 7.
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May's full moon, nicknamed the flower moon, is the last supermoon of 2020.

Supermoons occur when the moon is within 90% of perigee, which is its closest approach to Earth in orbit. The moon appears brighter and bigger in the night sky.

There have been three supermoons this spring. This one will be visible around the world through the morning of May 8.