Tonight on April 7th, 2020, there will be a massive full moon that’s going to be glowing bright pink and they are calling it the “Super Pink Moon.”
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It’s named after the pink wildflower Phlox subulata that’s native to eastern North America because it blooms in April. It will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. There’s will actually be three supermoons this year, however, the one tonight will come closest to earth than the other two will.
The reason they’re called supermoons is because they appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than an average full moon. However, the difference may not be noticeable to the naked eye and may require a telescope to notice the difference.
This supermoon is expected to be full for about 8.5 hours and will be at its fullest around 10:30pm EST. During that time it will be about 221,905 miles away from our planet compared to its normal distance of 240,000 miles.
“Looking up at the skies while all around the planet we are battling COVID-19, is a precious source of beauty and strength, ideally connecting all of us with the cosmos where we live,” The Vertual Telescope Project said.