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PICS: All the best pics of last night's full flower supermoon

By Sarah Finnan

May 8, 2020 at 9:53am


Irish skies were lit up by the last supermoon of 2020 last night, with it due to make its final appearance tonight.

People all across the country had their heads turned upward last night, eyes peeled for the last supermoon of 2020. Occurring when a full moon coincides with perigee, a term used to describe the moon's closest point to Earth during its monthly orbit, the May moon is one of the closest full moons to Earth so far this year.

Also called the flower moon, it's the fourth supermoon to happen so far this year - with the others occurring in February, March and April respectively. A number of stargazers headed outside, cameras in hand to capture the phenomenon and we've rounded up some of the most impressive below.

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The "Flower Moon" last night was the Last Supermoon of 2020. It was absolutely beautiful to see rise and I hope I've done it some justice here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I Had planned in advance and luckily the moon was to line up along Chesterfield avenue in the Phoenix Park. In shot here is St Patrick's Tower (used to be a windmill for generating power for the Roe and Coe Distillery), The Guinness Brewery in St James Gate including the Chimneys and then Steeple is from Pearse Lyons Distillery. ⠀ It's such a nice feeling to plan a shot down to the T and watch it unfold in front of you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀For those of you interested, this is an exposure and focus blend of three images. Fast shutter speed to catch the Moon at F. 10 and then another two for the brighter foreground and lamp in focus. Just to allow me to get the details of the full image. For blending I used affinity photo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Fuji XT2 Fujinon 50-230mm. -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lawless_ireland @earthfocus @earth_shotz #SEEMYCITY @beautifuldestinations #tourismireland @agameoftones #thefullirish_ #rawurbanshots #discoverdublin @ourplanetdaily #supermoon @voyaged @artofvisuals @lightroom #artofvisuals @discoverearth #yesireland #longexposureshots #instaireland #descubreirlanda @visualsofearth #lovindublin #lovindotie #astrophotography @wilderness_culture #dublinskyline @livefolk #landscapephoto #moonphotography #discoverireland @lensbible #ireland #irish_daily #visitdublin #irish_daily #irelandtravel #curiouscameraclub #eyeshot_magazine

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The moon isn't actually in this photo but it's a class shot nonetheless.

Kicking yourself for missing last night's spectacular? Don't worry, you'll get another chance to see the supermoon tonight so step outside from 10:50pm for the best views.

(Header image courtesy of @lawless_ireland and @cormacmccmullanphotography)

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