Pink Supermoon 2021

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Get ready for a cosmic feast for the eyes as a pink supermoon appears in the sky this April! What is a supermoon, you ask? A term coined by astrologer Richar Nolle in 1979, a supermoon occurs when a full or new moon is at its closest point to Earth, making it look much larger and brighter. Though it is called the pink supermoon, unfortunately, it won’t actually look pink (Boo!) In fact, full moons in April are called a Pink Moon not because of its colour, but because it is named after the herb moss pink, or the phlox plant, that blossoms around April in the States.

According to NASA, the first supermoon of 2021 is set to be at peak illumination on April 27 (11.32am), and the second supermoon will occur on May 26 (7.14pm). While we’re unsure how visible the supermoon will be during daytime, NASA also stated that the Moon will appear full for about three days around the time of both supermoons. So either way, it’s still a great excuse for you to head out to a perfect stargazing spot, or settle down at a restaurant with epic views or outdoor seating and catch the supermoon in action!

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