7th May: How to see the last supermoon of 2020



The SuperLuna show returns, even if it will be the last time for 2020 in which we will be able to attend this particular “space” show. Thursday 7 May the sky will give us the last Super Moon of the year. It will be the fourth and last of 2020, after those of February, March and April. Our satellite, in fact, will reach the Full Moon phase that day near its perigee (i.e. the minimum distance from Earth, which will touch at 05.05 on 7 May, 359655 km from us, against an average distance of just over of 384,000 km), so it will be a little closer, brighter and a little bigger than usual.

This “overlap” between full moon and passage to the perigee is now popularly referred to as “super moon”. The term, in itself, has no scientific value: in astronomy we prefer to speak of the Full Moon at Perigeo, but undoubtedly the nickname “Superluna” has a charm of its own. After this last appointment in 2020, the Superluna will return on April 27, 2021. Regarding its “floral identity”, the full moon of May was tied by the Native Americans to the flowers of the fields, which are abundant at this time of the year..

6th May: International No Diet Day


Today, May 6, the day is dedicated to the fight against obsessive diets: International No Diet Day.

This day does not want to deny the importance of keeping fit and paying attention to one’s health, but wants to focus attention on all those eating disorders that can arise from the bad relationship we have with our body, leading us to follow diets, only capable of being harmful to ourselves, because they are not properly calibrated, as any good diet should be.

In No Diet Day it aims to help with the acceptance of one’s weight, raise awareness of the discrimination faced by those who are overweight and want to remember the fact that there is a great chance that diets will fail.

The idea of ​​this day was born in Great Britain in 1992 from the mind of ex-anorexic Mary Evans Young, founder of the Diet Breakers association and author of books in which she also tells about her past linked to an anorexia nervosa problem.

Since 1992, the No Diet Day has been celebrated on May 6 especially in England, but also in the rest of the world.