Treat Yourself to a Physically Distant Viewing of Tonight's Pink Supermoon

Largest supermoon of 2020 rises in Greece - Greek City Times

Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

It is also known as the "Pink Moon" after the pink flowers that start to appear in the fields this month in some places.

Sarah Jones, who took a photo of the moon from her back garden in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire, said: "The moon is one of my favourite things to take photos of, especially when its full". Though it is called "pink", it will have no bearing on the colour of the moon.

It is about 0.1% closer to Earth than the March full moon was, making it the most super of the supermoons for 2020, NASA reported. Moreover, this pink supermoon will appear 7% larger than an average full moon.

In the early hours of April 8 the full moon was in its closest orbit to earth. The Almanac refers to the April full moon, or the first full moon in spring, as the "pink moon".

Despite the name, the moon will appear a golden or yellowish color and fade to a bright white due to optical effect on the atmosphere, according to NASA.

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Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies of Europe.

Moonrise will occur between 7 and 7:45 p.m. local time across most of the Lower 48 states.

The waxing moon sets in the morning next to the pink neon angels, modeled on the little angels on Raphael's Sistine Madonna, on the Dresden Zwinger in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday.

That's because another supermoon is lighting up skies around the world this week.

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