How to see tonight's pink supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020

As EarthSky explains, the full moon will be seen at a distance of 221,851 miles from Earth's surface.

According to NASA, the full moon will be closest to Earth shortly after 10:30 p.m. (EDT) on April 7.

A supermoon happens when the moon reaches the closest point to Earth in its 27-day orbit and it happens to be full, which occurs approximately once a year.

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The moon will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky, and hopefully, no clouds and inclement weather will obscure the view.

The full moon of April is often called the Pink Moon, and tonight's Pink Moon will be the closest the Moon will be to Earth during a full moon all year.

The term "supermoon" was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle.

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Happy moon viewing and enjoy some other pictures from local photographers last night. It simply means the April full moon and it will probably still be silver or yellow-tinged in the sky.

April's full moon will be the closest super moon of 2020, and it is also known as the "Pink Moon" after the pink flowers that start to appear in the fields this month in some places.

"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".

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Traditionally, the full moon in the month of April is named after certain wild-flowers, called pink moss, native to eastern North America, and hence the name "pink" refers to the pink flower that blossoms during this time and not the colour of the moon. The wildflower is commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox - and also goes by the name "moss pink". In the northern hemisphere it marks the first Full Moon of spring.

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