In October 2020, we have something similar: the year’s closest and largest New Moon #Supermoon on October 16 and the year’s farthest and smallest Full Moon, which is also called a #micro -moon. As a general rule, the year's closest #NewMoon or Full Moon is about 14% (30,000 miles or 50,000 km) closer than the farthest New Moon or Full Moon. But there is more than this. The October 31 micro-moon is a rare Halloween Blue Moon cause it is the second Full Moon in a month. If you're already making plans to get out and enjoy the 2020 Super New Moon on October 16, you're going to be disappointed. Earth's nearest neighbour will be effectively out of sight to one and all because of its closeness to the Sun in the sky. At New Moon, the Moon is up during the day, not the nighttime. Very High Tides and Very Low Tides When the New Moon or Full Moon is closely aligns with perigee - closest point to Earth in the Moon's orbit - then we have an extra-large perigean spring tides. Spring tides are not named fro the season. This is spring in the sense of jump, burst forth, rise. So spring tides bring the most extreme high and low tides every month, and they happen around New and Full Moon. So even with the Moon out of view, people near the ocean will be able to tell that the Moon is closer than normal because of the abnormally high and low tides. Stargazing around New Moon is the best time to stargaze as the skies are nice and dark. At these times you will be able to see more stars and have better views through telescopes. Stay Tuned!