Pink Supermoon April 2020

Are you ready to witness the Pink Supermoon?

On Tuesday night, April 7th the Pink Supermoon can be observed. It’s also a “pink supermoon,” the largest of the full Moons this year.

A Supermoon is a celestial event in which the full moon is observed, and the moon is opposite to the Sun, Earth being in between a state called syzygy where all the three are aligned in a straight line, and at its nearest position to the earth also called Perigee. The whole phenomenon is called the perigee-syzygy Earth-Moon-Sun system.

The convergence of such celestial occurrences typically happens only periodically, sometimes as seldom as once a year.

Scientifically referred to as the perigee-syzygy moon, the Supermoon may tend to be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the full moon at an apogee, or as far away as it is from Earth.

Who came up with the word?

The word “Supermoon” was coined in 1979 by Richard Nolle, an American astrologer. He had reasons to believe that the celestial event would cause natural disasters; however, nothing that sort occurred during any of the previous occurrences.

What is Pink Moon?

Let’s be sure on one thing, the moon is not going to appear pink historically every full moon that happened in April was considered a pink moon because it accompanied the blooming of Moss pink a wildflower that is native to the Eastern US. The Pink Supermoon is going to be the largest and brightest of the year because it’s nearest to the point of perigee when it’s full.