A Pink Supermoon will appear in the sky this month


Stargazers, get ready because this year’s Pink Supermoon will be appearing shortly. A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit.

This causes the moon to look especially big and bright, due to the shortened distance that the moon is from the earth. The Pink Supermoon is the first and only full moon that occurs in April.

Though it’s called the Pink Moon, the shade of the moon will not actually differ. The name comes from the fact that the celestial event corresponds with the blooming of moss pink, a wildflower that’s native to eastern North America, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The Pink Moon is expected to rise on Monday, April 26 at 11:31 EDT and will remain visible throughout Tuesday, April 27th, a report by Mental Floss shows.

Other full moons that will make their grand appearances later this year include the Flower Moon on May 26th, the Strawberry Moon on June 24th, the Buck Moon on July 23rd, and the Sturgeon Moon on August 22nd.

There are even more celestial events to look forward to in the fall, including the Corn Moon in September, the Harvest Moon in October, and the Beaver Moon in November.—AP