Learn How to See the Pink Supermoon in April!

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Ever heard of the supermoon? This April, you will be able to see the pink supermoon!

Pink Super Moon
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What is a Supermoon?

These moons are traditionally called supermoons because they seem a lot bigger than normal.

However, while these moons appear to be bigger and brighter, they aren’t that much bigger to make a significant difference.

A supermoon occurs when the full moon is the same time that the moon is closest to Earth during its orbit.

Why is it Called the Pink Moon?

I wish it actually was a pink moon, but sadly it is not. It may appear more yellow and brighter but it is not actually pink.

Supermoons get their names through the season and time it occurs.

For instance, the pink supermoon gets its name from the wildflower phlox subulata, otherwise known as creeping phlox or moss phlox. These flowers have beautiful pink petals.

The pink supermoon also occurs during early springtime when beautiful flowers are blossoming! This pink moon is the perfect name for a supermoon at this time!

Pink FLowers
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When can I see the Supermoon?

You’ll be able to see this gorgeous pink Moon on Monday, April 26th!

You should be able to see if best when it reaches its peak at 11:31 p.m. EDT.

For the best view of this beautiful moon, make sure to find an open area and watch until the Moon rises just above the horizon.

This is when it will appear its biggest and will have a lovely golden color.

If you have a telescope, make sure to have it set and ready to go beforehand so you don’t miss a thing. Set up a tripod for your camera so you can get nice beautiful shots as well.

Pink Super Moon
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Other Full Moons to Watch Out For

This is not the only supermoon available. Here is a list to watch out for some more beautiful supermoons!

  • Flower Moon in May
  • Strawberry Moon in June
  • Buck Moon in July
  • Sturgeon Moon in August
  • Corn Moon in September
  • Harvest Moon in October
  • Beaver Moon in November
  • Cold Moon in December

Who is going to be up watching out for the pink supermoon? I know I will be!

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