Pink Supermoon Visible Tonight; How and When to See It
While the entire world seems to be changing and the unknown is everywhere, there is one thing we can count on that even COVID-19 can't change and that's tonight's Pink Supermoon.
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, a 'pink supermoon' will rise tonight. Tonight's full moon, which is a supermoon, is the first full moon of spring and will be visible after sunset, reaching peak illumination in The Berkshires at 10:35 p.m.
This supermoon is going to look very cool, but don't get your hopes up too high, the pink supermoon isn't really pink. The moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead.
So, why is it called the pink moon? April’s full moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a wildflower native to eastern North America commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox, which also went by the name “moss pink.” Thanks to this seasonal association, April's moon came to be called the Pink Moon.
Tonight's supermoon will be closer to Earth than any other of the supermoons this year at about 221,772 miles away, making it the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2020.
For the best view of this lovely spring Moon, find an open area and watch as the Moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue.