Worldwide icon-chevron-right Asia icon-chevron-right Singapore icon-chevron-right A super 'pink moon' will light up the Singapore sky on Wednesday morning
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A super 'pink moon' will light up the Singapore sky on Wednesday morning

The biggest and brightest super moon is the second and last of 2020

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Get your telescopes out – the Singapore sky is about to be streaked with glowy orange hues (perfect for that golden hour selfie) as a full pink moon emerges through the clouds around Wednesday morning at 10.35am. The moon isn't exactly bathed in the rosy shade but its position in the sky gives it a pinkish tint. This marks the third supermoon this year and it's set to be the biggest and brightest one as the perigee – the moon's elliptical orbit – comes closest to the earth, especially during sunrise and sunset.

What makes the moon super? While it doesn't bring any special powers like giving us clear skin, it appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the average moon. It also has made appearances in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. While it's hypnotically beautiful to stare at, it has a bad rep amongst the superstitious – it's often associated with natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes.

The full moon will peak during around 10.35am on April 8, while stargazers in the US will experience it in the late hours of Tuesday and Europe in the early hours of Wednesday. The supermoon usually lasts for only 20 minutes, so try your best to not blink an eye as you'll have to wait until the moonset time or until May 7 for the final supermoon.

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