The biggest and brightest moon of 2020: The Pink Supermoon
The moon will reach its closest point to Earth in 2020 on April 7, getting as close as 356,907 kilometers from Earth.
WASHINGTON — The moon will reach its closest point to Earth in 2020 on April 7, getting as close as 356,907 kilometers from Earth. This phenomenon is popularly known as the Super Pink Moon.
According to NASA, the full moon will appear on Tuesday night. It will emerge on the opposite side of the sun, according to earth-based longitude, at 10:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The closeness between Earth and a supermoon makes the moon seem around 7 percent larger than the average full moon and 14 percent brighter than when the moon is at apogee.
NASA explains that the Super Pink Moon receives its name from the herb moss pink, also known as 'wild ground phlox' which blooms in eastern United States during spring.
Unfortunately, with all the lockdowns and self-isolation regulations imposed in countries around the world, not many people will be out moon-gazing."
But hey, if you have a window, or porch or any access to the outside world, take a moment to go out, look up at the sky and forget the corona craze for just a while[b].
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