Huge Pink Supermoon to Light up the Sky Next Week | 22 Words

At a time like this in the current pandemic, there has been little to admire. But next week we are in for a treat as there will be a beautiful sight to be seen. And even better, you'll be able to see it from your own home.

Keep reading to find out more about the supermoon that's set to shine...

Are you ready to see something good?

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Then you'll have to look up.

As there's a pretty exciting event happening next week.

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And it's in the sky.

A supermoon will be emerging on April 7th and will be pretty hard to miss.

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As it'll be the largest and brightest moon of the year.

So, you might wonder, how does this happen?

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Well, it's all to do with the orbit of the moon.

The moon, which will be the very first full moon of the spring season, will have an uneven orbit.

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The size and brightness is down to the moon's uneven orbit which is elliptical or oval in shape.

The orbit of the moon will take a total of 27.3 days.

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And during this time, the moon will be viewable at different points.

Within the time, we will be able to see the moon at the point that is closest to the earth called perigee.

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And also at apogee, where we will see it at the point that it is furthest away from the earth.

"What is commonly called a supermoon happens when the moon comes closest to us, at perigee, and is either at a full moon or new moon phase."

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Speaking to Newsweek, Tania de Sales Marques, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory said, "so a full moon is also a supermoon when the full phase coincides with perigee."

He also added, "A full moon coinciding with perigee is an annual event, but since a supermoon is not so strictly defined, the threshold for what's considered a supermoon may vary to also include full moons that come close to perigee."

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"This more relaxed definition can give us more than one supermoon per year."

The supermoon is the second out three, that are taking place in a row.

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April's supermoon moon follows from March's super worm moon and precedes May's super flower moon, due to take place on May 7.

And due to its position, Aprils' will be the biggest and brightest out of the trio.

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According to Royal Museums Greenwich, supermoons appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its furthest point, the apogee.

However, these moons are not significantly bigger, in fact, they are only marginally bigger than a full moon.

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Due to this the differences may not be immediately obvious to most observers.

It really will be a beautiful sight to see, so you don't want to miss it.

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And don't worry, you don't have to sit watching out for it all evening as you'll be able to see it most of the evening.

But, despite it being viewable all evening, there will be different times in which you be able to see the moon at its best.

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One of the best times for viewing will be at 10:35 p.m. EDT.

At which point it will be reaching the full moon phase.

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So will you be watching?