A supermoon occurs when the full moon's orbit is closest to Earth, making it appear brighter and larger.
The pink moon occurs once a year, but this particular lunar event was extra special because it was also a supermoon, the closest the moon comes to Earth in its elliptic orbit
For the best view, head to an open area on April 26 and watch our satellite as it rises just above the horizon.
The super pink moon will reach peak illumination at 11:33 p.m. ET on April 26 though the best time to observe it may be at sunset, as the moon tends to look bigger when closer to the horizon.
May's full moon takes its name from the bounty of flowering of plants visible at this time of year.
April's Pink Moon is the second supermoon to take place this year and the first since the Spring Equinox.
The March full moon was the second of four consecutive supermoons this year.
This full moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons in 2020.
"Supermoon" is a popular term for a full moon occurring when our natural satellite is close to its perigee, or its minimum distance from the Earth.
September's full moon in the northern hemisphere is known as the "Harvest Moon"—a name that may have originated from ancient Native American traditions.
The last time that a full moon and the spring equinox fell on the same day was March 20, 1981.
The full moon came within 221,681 miles of Earth.
The moon will be 221,681 miles away from Earth and will generate perigean spring tides, which are "higher than normal tides."
Here's how to watch the twin supermoon and total lunar eclipse event online.
Why does this happen? Why do we always get a lunar eclipse during a full moon? What makes it red? My search for answers to questions like these fueled my interest in science.
Next month a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse will coincide in what will certainly be a treat for stargazers.
The moon will glow big, bright—and red.
Three separate lunar events will coincide next week.
The second supermoon of the month will glow a spectacular red.