Huge Pink Supermoon to Light up the Sky Next Week

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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…

Then you’ll have to look up.

And it’s in the sky.

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

So will you be watching?