Final supermoon of 2020 set to grace skies over UK

The celestial event is expected to be visible early in the morning as well as after sunset as the moon rises in the south-east. Greg Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory, told the PA news agency: “Technically the exact moment of full moon is 11.45am, however the moon will not be visible in the sky in the UK at that time.” But the Earth’s natural satellite will still appear bigger than usual on Thursday morning, when it sets at around 5.42am in London, as well as on Thursday evening, when it rises at around 8.44pm. Gallery: Mesmerising moon shots from around the world (Photo Services) An airplane silhouettes against the supermoon on Feb. 19, 2019. A man walks along the Huntington Beach Pier as the super snow moon sets early on Feb. 19, 2019. A blood red moon lights up the sky during a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015. Fireworks explode in front of the full moon during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady on Aug. 14, 2019. Buddhist monks carry lit candles while the full moon rises during prayers on Feb. 19, 2019. The almost full super snow moon rises at sunset behind the Empire State Building on Feb. 18, 2018. Full moon and the stars illuminate the sky over Mount Artos on a cold autumn night on Nov. 26, 2017. An airplane flies past the sky before the waxing crescent moon on June 8, 2019. The full moon rises behind burning moorland as a large wildfire sweeps across the moors on June 26, 2018. Dr Brown told PA: “The moon’s orbit around the Earth is not entirely circular, instead a slightly flattened circle or ellipse. He told PA: “Because of how the dynamics of orbits work, these usually occur in runs of two or three with longer gaps of several months between each set of supermoons.” The next supermoon will be visible in April 2021.