Get ready to look to the heavens tonight! The first supermoon of 2021 will rise tonight, Monday, April 26th. April’s full moon is also a supermoon meaning it will be at one of its closest points to Earth. Supermoons look larger and brighter in the sky.
A moon is considered super when it’s within 90% of perigee, which is how there can be multiple supermoons in a year. During a supermoon, the moon appears about 14% larger and 30% brighter than a “typical” full moon.
It’s known as the pink moon because April’s full moon happens around the time that the moss phlox wildflower starts to bloom, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, but, the moon won’t actually appear pink in the sky.
The moon will be its brightest in the sky at 11:33 p.m. Monday after rising at 7:41 p.m.
The weather should be perfect for viewing with only a bit of clouds expected in the Monday evening sky.