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Pink Super Moon April 7th 2020

April 7th's supermoon will be the second and last supermoon of 2020.

The term "supermoon" was coined in 1979, with NASA saying, 'When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon - and that's where we get a "supermoon"'.

This year's pink moon will be especially bold and attractive as it also a supermoon, meaning it is passing Earth near the closest point in its orbit while 100 percent illuminated. Areas in northeast and southern Alberta may not see much of the super moon due to cloudy conditions.

Fakas said that the moon will appear to be up to 30% brighter and up to 14% bigger.

In March, the worm supermoon was obscured by clouds, but it looks like the April supermoon should be visible all evening.

This Thursday's will come as close as 221,772 miles from us, meaning it will appear larger and brighter in the sky. The moon revolves around our planet in an elliptical orbit i.e.as an oval and it has a farthest and closest point from the earth as it goes around.

As it's the first full moon of the northern spring, it's also traditionally known as the "pink moon".

You can watch the Pink Supermoon online. The name originates from Native American culture as this event often coincides with pink phlox flowers blooming in spring.

According to Time and Date, other names for this full moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and Egg Moon.

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