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Largest full moon of the year to take place on April 8

The largest full moon of 2020 will occur on April 8, moon will appear about 13.76 percent bigger than the apparent size of the smallest full moon of this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.

According to the Taipei Astronomical Museum, the April moon will also be categorized as a super full moon, which refers to an occurrence in which a full moon reaches around the moon's closest approach to Earth in its monthly orbit.

April full moons always take place in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden, to signal the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. 

moon’s position in front of the constellations of the zodiac

The April full moon swings in between the Northern Hemisphere’s two bright springtime stars, Arcturus and Spica. In the Southern Hemisphere, these two brilliant stars are fixtures of their autumn season.

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