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Full 'Flower' Moon coincides with supermoon over Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings

This stunning photo of the Moon was taken by reader Michael Stevenson.

Tonight's full moon (May 7) is known as the 'Flower Moon' and in addition it will be a 'supermoon' when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly orbit.

It was named the Flower Moon by early Native American tribes because of the abundance of flowers at this time of year. the next full moon, in June, will be called the Strawberry Moon.

The 'flower' super moon. Photo: Michael Stevenson
The 'flower' super moon. Photo: Michael Stevenson

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