A Beautiful Rare Pink Supermoon Will Light Up The Night Sky On April 7

To be fair, March always drags on a bit longer than we’d like it to. But this year, it honestly felt like March would never leave.

Luckily, April has finally come and with it comes the Pink Supermoon (or the Super Pink Moon) on April 7th, so finally we have something to look forward to.

April’s full moon was dubbed the Pink Moon by Native Americans and colonial-American settlers hundreds of years ago, according to Almanac.com.

They tracked the seasons by way of the months’ moons. And they dubbed April’s moon “Pink” because it comes during this time of year when the wildflower phlox subulata—known also as creeping phlox, moss phlox, and moss pink—blooms in the Northeast.

This means that, sadly, no—the full moon in April does not glow a peachy pink.

But this full moon isn’t just any old Pink Moon. It’s a Pink Supermoon—and the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year—which means it’s even more special.

We saw a supermoon in March, and we’ll see another supermoon in May. However, April’s supermoon is going to outshine them both. The Pink Moon will be the closest full moon to Earth. Therefore, it’s going to be the largest full moon we’ll see all year.

Cast your eyes to the sky on April 7th at about 10:35 p.m. EST to witness the peak of the full Pink Supermoon. Though it may not actually be pink, it’s still going to be really beautiful.


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