Super Pink Moon

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On Tuesday we will have our full moon for the month of April. It will happen at 10:35 PM. At this point, we may have enough breaks in the clouds to see it.

A super moon happens when the full moon is occurring and when the moon is at its perigee. A perigee is when the moon is at the point in its orbit when it is closest to Earth. A super moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter compared to a micro moon, or when the moon is at apogee or it’s smallest. However, it is hard to see the difference without some help from a telescope.

The April full moon is called the Pink moon because in early spring the wildflower Phlox is typically blooming. Usually Phlox has a pink hue.

Make sure to share your full moon photos with us if you are able to capture it Tuesday night!

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