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

It's about 10% closer and 20% bigger in area and brightness.

When a Full Moon or New Moon occurs during perigee (the closest approach of Moon to Earth), it is called a Super Moon.

"That's a pretty subtle difference, and that's not going to be immediately obvious to the human eye". According to NASA, it's used by the media today to describe what astronomers would call a perigean full moon: a full moon occurring near or at the time when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Of the moons of the solar system, the Galilean satellites of Jupiter come closest to being circles.

"To be honest, some of the supermoon photography out there is people playing tricks with zoom lenses ..." And, although the moon won't be very pink, it will be a bright, eye-catching shade of orange.

The brightest and largest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday around the world where millions are in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.

April's full moon is known as the "pink moon," and despite some photographer's creative interpretations to the contrary, its color is not actually pink.

The Pink Moon has also traditionally been called the Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Paschal Moon, Hanuman Jayanti or Bak Poya.

He said it's still worth venturing into your backyard or gazing at it out the window.

"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". Just look for a bright, moving point in the night sky! "I'm happy when I see it".


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