A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April

A rare Pink Supermoon will be visible in the sky in April

Since it will be a full moon during this time, a supermoon will appear. However, they are only slightly larger than a regular full moon, said de Sales Marques.

The Super Pink Moon will rise on Tuesday, April 7. So the difference may not be noticeable to the vast majority of observers. Itll be visible after sunset, and it will reach peak illumination at 10:35 p.m., EDT, according to the Farmers Almanac.

NASA explain on their website: "The term "supermoon" was coined in 1979 and is often used today to describe what astronomers would call a perigean (pear-ih-jee-un) full moon: a full moon occurring near or at the time when the Moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth".

April's Super Pink Moon will be the biggest and brightest moon of the year. April's supermoon is set to be the bigger of the two. During that time, the natural satellite was about 252,707 miles away from Earth, according to the Smithsonian Magazine. The first one was the Snow Moon on February 9, followed by the Worm Moon on March 9, when the Moon appeared about 10 per cent larger than normal.

"And if you're thinking of taking a picture to mark the occasion, just be aware that you'll need proper equipment, such as a camera with a long telephoto lens, as the moon captured on a phone will look more like a blob".


Stock image of a supermoon and jet. April's supermoon is the biggest and brightest of 2020.

However, although it might hold the name "pink", the moon won't be as you'd expect.

Paschal is the Greek word for "Passover". The Halloween full moon will be a blue moon, because it's the second full moon of the month, which is one of the definitions of a blue moon.

Despite its name, the moon will not appear pink. In the eastern US, the herb moss pink is one of the earliest widespread flowers of Spring, the space agency explains, on its website. The moon will appear full to the naked eye on the 8th and 9th as well. It may also be called the egg moon or the grass moon.

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