Pink Moon April 2020: Super Pink Moon To Grace Skies Tonight
Sky gazers on Tuesday are in for a treat as they will witness the "Pink Moon" or Supermoon. While every month's full moon has a nickname, April's moon has been crowned with the title of Pink Moon.
Once a year, when the moon is at its most full and closest position to the Earth, it becomes the Supermoon. People confined to their homes due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown will be able to watch the biggest Supermoon of the year.
This month's "Pink Moon" will be visible from moonrise on Tuesday, April 7 and moonset the following morning on Wednesday, April 8. The full moon appears larger than average, as it will be three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth.
The best time to see the "Super Pink Moon" in India is around 8.05 am on April 8.
Traditionally, the "Pink Moon", in the month of April is named after certain wildflowers, called pink moss, native to eastern North America, and hence the name ''pink'' refers to the pink flower those blossom during this time.