The “pink” supermoon is coming on Monday night, and we have all the details on how to watch it and how to check it out.
Time and date for the pink moon
- The pink supermoon will first appear at night on Monday, April 26.
- The pink supermoon will be visible through Tuesday, April 27.
- According to the Deseret News, the moon’s perigee — when it is closest to Earth — will be at 11:31 p.m. EDT or 9:31 p.m. MT.
- Per ABC News, the pink moon is set to appear at 11:33 p.m. ET, so anytime around then will work, too.
How to watch the pink moon:
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac (per People magazine), anyone who wants to get a few of the moon will want to “find an open area and watch as the moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue!”
What does pink moon mean?
The pink moon is another supermoon. But this one gets its name “from the fact that the event aligns with the seasonal blooming of moss pink, a wildflower native to eastern North America,” according to the Deseret News.
- The Farmer’s Almanac has more information about moon titles if you’re interested.