This is when to see a pink supermoon over Grantham this week


The full moon occurs precisely at 10:35 p.m. EDT on April 7, according to EarthSky.

Supermoons typically appear about six to seven per cent larger and 16 per cent brighter than a normal full moon.

Granted, the moon is more than the prerequisite 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from the closest (celestial) body during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April's supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on March 9.

NASA wants to encourage everyone to take a peek at Tuesday's (April 7) "supermoon".

The term "supermoon" was coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle.

A supermoon is a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee, the moon's closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.

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A woman photographs the Pink Supermoon over mountain Smetovi, during 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 Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 7, 2020.

Due to the optical effect known as the moon illusion, the full moon can seem huge when rising behind distant objects on the horizon.

In India, you can witness the Micro Full Moon on October 2 as well as on October 31, 2020.

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The "pink moon" is the name given to the full moon of early spring, named for the flower Phlox subulata, a common springtime flower.

The April full moon may also be called the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon and the fish moon.

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the name comes from the Native American practice of giving titles to full moons.