Tomorrow’s supermoon will be the brightest full moon of 2020
On April 7 a special moon is coming to you. It’s being called a super pink moon and it promises to be the brightest supermoon of 2020.
Quick Note: Since different parts of the world are in different time zones, people living in different countries will see it at different times. The best times are moonrise on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and moonset the following morning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
We’re currently in the midst of a series of supermoons, with the first having occurred on March 9 and the last occurring on May 7. That makes April’s full moon the second supermoon in this series, but one that promises to be the best!
What is a super moon?
The moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle but an ellipse that’s longer than it is wide. As the moon follows this orbit, it’s sometimes closer to the Earth and sometimes farther away. A supermoon comes with a full moon. It happens and when the moon is at a point in the orbit which it is nearest to the earth. This point is called Perigee. FYI the furthest point in its path around the earth is called Apogee.
During a supermoon, the moon will look slightly larger and brighter than an average full moon.
Did you know the real technical name for a super moon is actually perigee-syzygy moon!
Will the Moon really be Pink?
The moon will not be pink. It gets its name from the moss pink wildflowers that bloom in the spring and are native to North America. It will actually be orange starting out and get white later.
How to watch Super Pink Moon online?
You basically want to see it at moonrise because it will be bigger and brighter.
In North America: Tuesday, April 7 at 7:07 p.m. EST if you’re in New York and at 7:11 p.m. PST if you’re in Los Angeles.
In India: Wednesday, April 8 at 8.05 a.m. IST. Since this might not be a perfect time to watch the moon check out this live link.