Don’t miss tonight’s Super Pink Moon, the biggest supermoon of 2020

April’s Super Pink Moon Will Provide A Much Needed Moment Of ClarityApril’s Super Pink Moon Will Provide A Much Needed Moment Of Clarity

And, although the moon won't be very pink, it will be a bright, eye-catching shade of orange.

The Pink Supermoon rises over Penshaw Monument in an astronomical event that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual, in Sunderland, Britain, April 7, 2020.

If the moon is within 10 percent of its closest distance to the earth at the moment of full moon, it is considered to be a supermoon, according the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

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. It simply means the April full moon and it will probably still be silver or yellow-tinged in the sky.

He explained that the moon doesn't orbit the Earth in a flawless circle.

Sarah Jones, who took a photo of the moon from her back garden in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire, said: "The moon is one of my favourite things to take photos of, especially when its full".

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The full moon this month is also nicknamed the pink moon.

Did you get a glimpse of the sky in Vancouver last night?

"If you can't get out safely. then fine", Petro said.

"This is an invitation for everybody to become that moon expert, be the person in that small group that can differentiate when the moon is just a little bit brighter", Faherty said.

More advanced moon-gazers of any age can take this opportunity to identify structures on the moon, she said. Parents can even prompt their children with questions like "Why would we have names for moons?" "I think it's good for us all to remember we're creative people and the nighttime sky is a canvas".

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