FULL MOON APRIL (Milk Moon)
Here you can find details of this months full Moon. Don't forget to upload your images to the Facebook group and we will add them to the member images section of the website to showcase them!
Check our Conjunctions page for details on when the Planets appear close together with other night sky objects!
The next full moon is on:
April 30th and is called the Milk Moon
It will rise at around 21:00 in the East.
If you manage to catch a full moon as it rises above the horizon it will appear to look much bigger. The video to the right explains why!
If you are out watch for the International Space Station passing over, details here
Some other great objects can be seen too, check out our Skynotes section for more info!
The next offical Supermoon isn't until 21st Jan 2019!
The scientific name for a Supermoon is Perigee Full Moon. A Supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. The Moon will look much closer and brighter.
The Supermoon is normally best viewed as it rises. The best time to view it is when it is just rising, as it will appear to look much larger.
Why does the Moon look bigger near the horizon?
A great video below that explains 'The Moon Illusion'