Get set for super pink moon

  • Get set for super pink moon

Get set for super pink moon

Tuesday evening look to the sky as you'll see the biggest and brightest moon of the year.

Everything you need to know about the celestial event.

However, despite how easy it will be for people around the world to check out tonight's supermoon, Thaller added that she has a favorite time to watch a full moon - moonrise. The official name of the spectacle is perigee-syzygy: perigee being the point at which the moon is closest to earth, and syzygy when the earth, moon and sun are all aligned.

NASA noted that the moon will appear full for approximately three days, through Thursday, April 9.

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In comments to the Cyprus News Agency, Fakas said that at the moment, the moon is approaching the Earth's periphery at the closest point for 2020. So, from moonrise on April 7th, that is, tonight to moonset on April 8th, that is tomorrow morning, we will get see the lovely Pink supermoon. "The full Moon next month will be slightly closer to the Earth (about 0.1%) than this March full Moon".

Rogerson says all full moon's have names, from ancient times. That may not seem like much, but it means the moon will look up to 14 percent larger to a moon and 30 percent brighter than it does at its apogee, the point at which it's farthest from the earth.

According to NASA, the Maine Farmer's Almanac published "Indian" names for the moons in the 1930s.

However, these differences will be hard to notice for most stargazers, said Rick Fienberg, a spokesperson for the American Astronomical Society. The full moon is April 7.

It's also known this month as the "Full Pink Moon", but don't get too excited: the moon won't appear pink. After we saw Mars and Jupiter have a close encounter, and Venus make an appearance in the Pleiades, it's now time for the Moon to put on a show.