The biggest pink supermoon of 2020 is likely to appear on the night of 7th or 8th April.
EarthSky’s Bruce McClure said, “Watch for the biggest full moon of the year to shine all night long as it beams in the east after sunset April 7, climbs highest up for the night around midnight, and sets in the west around sunrise April 8,”
EarthSky says that the pink Supermoon is likely to appear at 10:35 pm in the USA. The expected dates are 7th or 8th of April.
Experts say that the Pink Supermoon will come closest to Earth and will be seen as the largest. Sources said that April’s supermoon is the second of the three to appear; the first one appeared in March whereas another supermoon is expected to happen in on May 7.
What is a supermoon?
According to details, a supermoon appears when the moon is especially close to Earth when it is full. The full moon appears nearest to earth becomes up to 144 bigger and 30% brighter than the moon far from our planet.
An astrologer Richard Nolle had given the name “Supermoon” in 1979. NASA says that the media uses this term more often today to explain what astronomers say about a perigean full moon that occurs at a time when the moon reaches the closest point near the Earth.
Why do we call it “pink supermoon”?
Old Farmer’s Almanac says that the supermoon in April linked with the early springtime blooms of Phlox subulata, a pink wildflower native to eastern North America. That wildflower is described as creeping phlox or moss phlox. In general, it is called “moss pink”.