Tonight: The “Super Pink Moon” in Moscow

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Peaking on April 7 and 8, the pink moon is expected to be the brightest supermoon of 2020.

Although a full moon  lasts just a moment. This moment will occur at 10:35 p.m. Eastern Time. It is imperceptible to ordinary observation, and for a day or so before and after most will see the nearly full moon as “full,” although if you look carefully enough, you’ll be able to tell that on Wednesday night the moon will appear ever-so-slightly out of roundness compared to Tuesday night. The narrow strip of darkness will appear on the right side of the moon on Wednesday. 

If you are not able to observe the full moon in the sky, the Virtual Telescope Project will be providing a live feed of the event from 1 p.m. ET on April 7 that can be viewed here.

The Pink Moon is named for the first spring flowers that cover the ground like a pink carpet, called Wild Ground Phlox or Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata). Native to North America, these flowers often bloom around April’s full moon.

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