This is how to see the largest 'pink' supermoon of the year

Pablo Tucker
June 29, 2020

"Whether your hunkered down in your home in central England, or you're hunkered down in your home in suburban Washington DC, or in south-east Asia, you'll be able to see ultimately the same moon".

The moon will appear larger and brighter than usual Tuesday night.

The next full Moon is the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, the Pesach or Passover Moon, Paschal Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, Bak Poya and a "supermoon".

The full moon will be at perigee-syzygy, meaning it will be closest to the Earth - 221,772 miles (356,907 kilometers) away - and the Earth, moon and sun will all align.


"To be honest, some of the supermoon photography out there is people playing tricks with zoom lenses ..." And although every full moon is a fairly photo-worthy experience, this one is pretty special.

"The only time that we get unusual colours for the moon is if say, we're looking at it through smoky or dusty skies like we had last summer ... or in a lunar eclipse".

The full moon occurs precisely at 10:35 p.m. EDT on April 7, according to EarthSky.

The moon will be full only on Tuesday night, but will be large enough on Monday and Wednesday to still merit a look, Delaney said.


"The moon is a really rewarding astronomical object to look at".

"You don't need to have super fancy high tech equipment, just your naked eye", he said, adding even with a camera phone you can take a decent picture of the moon when it's this size. "It's a good opportunity to just take a look and appreciate the moon for what it is".

Studying the moon can be creative as well, Faherty said, suggesting that families teach both "the science of what's up there" and the cultural side of the night sky. "I'm happy when I see it".


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