According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, its name has nothing to do with its actual colouring. But rather, it’s referred to as being the pink moon because it’s the first full moon of spring and the timing coincides with the early bloom of a wildflower that is native to North America, called “phlox subulata.”
But this pink moon will be even more spectacular because it also aligns with the lunar perigee—which according to EarthSky, is when the moon gets to its closest point on earth in its monthly orbit.
Given its close proximity to earth, it appears much larger and brighter than a regular moon—making it a supermoon.
The best viewing spot to take in the Super Pink Moon is somewhere away from city lights, in a remote or rural park.
Super Pink Moon
When: Tuesday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 8, 2020