While it might seem like there aren't many things to look forward to right now, that couldn't be further from the truth. From virtual Backstreet Boys concerts to Netflix dropping some hot new titles, there are tons of things to keep your spirits up. If you need something to do next week, get your old telescope out because April's full "pink moon" will illuminate skies across the US.
It's finally warm enough to start enjoying the evening hours, and just in time for the spring pink moon— but don't let the name fool you.
Though the color may not change, the moon may be up to fifteen percent brighter than normal.
It is expected to peak at 10:35 p.m. on April 7, and should be visible from nearly anywhere in the southern US as long as clouds aren't blocking the view.
A supermoon is a full moon, but a full moon is not always a supermoon. To be classified as a supermoon, the distance between the Earth and moon must significantly decrease during the moon's elliptic orbit — resulting in a visible change in size.
The most recent full supermoon occurred on March 9, 2020, and it was the second biggest of the year.
There is something exceptionally charming about full moons —maybe it's the werewolves, or that it gives us an excuse to be a little more wild than normal — whatever the reason may be, the brightest one of the year isn't something you'll want to miss.
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