On Tuesday, people will see what is known as a Super Pink Moon. It is the biggest, brightest, and best supermoon of the year.
It’s called “super” because the moon will be the closest it gets to Earth all year. The moon will be less than 223,694 miles from Earth.
“Pink” comes from it coinciding with Spring Blooms of the ‘moss pink’ wildflower. This moon has also been called Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon and Egg Moon.
- Tuesday afternoon at 2:08 PM EDT, the Moon will be at perigee, its closest to Earth for this orbit.
- The full Moon after next will be on Tuesday night, April 7, 2020 at 10:35 PM EDT.