Updates have been shared on the first supermoon of the year, which would appear towards the end of April. The supermoons will be few this year.
Astrological reports have stated the specific times associated with this year's supermoon-sighting, the first of which will appear on April 26. Older reports show that appearances of the supermoons would be few this year.
The April 26 super moon would appear around midnight at 11:33 p.m. EDT. To sight the moon and get a better view, it is advised to stay outdoors where the golden hue would reflect.
Seascape with full moon on the sea at twilight on April 02, 2020 | Photo: Pixabay
The moon called the pink moon would appear just in time for the spring bloom of the moss phlox of moss pink flowers. This is precisely where the supermoon got its moniker.
Supermoons are said to be bigger than the average moon. The supermoons are 7% bigger and 15% brighter. However, this can mostly be deciphered when an average moon is placed next to a supermoon.
The pink moon is also known as the moon that appears when spring begins. To this effect, it has derived many other monikers. The pink moon is also referred to as the Breaking Ice moon, Budding moon of plants and shrubs, among others.
Between the transition of April 25 to April 26, the bright star Spica would be near the moon.
Anyone wishing to sight the moon from their windows should be aware that the moon rising can be viewed from an east-facing window while the moon set would be visible via the west-facing windows.
The next time a supermoon would be sighted would exactly be in one month. The next supermoon is to appear on May 26. The May moon is called the flower moon, while the strawberry moon is to be sighted on June 24.
A supermoon is different from other moons because it is a new or full moon that is at its closest to earth in its orbit. This implies that it might be 30% brighter and 14% bigger.
Between the transition of April 25 to April 26, the bright star Spica would be near the moon. As the evening twilight ends at 8:58 p.m. on Sunday (April 25), the moon would be about 27 degrees above the horizon.
The moon would then move to its highest in the sky on Monday morning (April 26) at about 12:19 a.m. By night on Monday, the full moon, also the supermoon, would appear opposite the sun. The super moon would remain for three days.