Ready Your Cameras, A ‘Super Pink Moon’ Will Be Visible On Wednesday


Last week we were fortunate enough to witness the planet Venus coming close to the Pleiades (a cluster of stars also known as the seven sisters) in a cosmic hug and soon we will also be able to see the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

According to The Times of India, a Super Pink Moon will appear in the sky after sunset on April 7. In India, it will be visible early morning on April 8 at 8.05 am.

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According to India Today, while the supermoon will be 7% bigger and 15% brighter (due to its closeness to Earth) than an average full moon, it will not have a pink hue. The name actually signifies the springtime blooming of the moss pink flower. Other names given to this moon are Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.

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The Indian Express reports that it is safe to view the Super Pink Moon with our naked eyes, binoculars or a small telescope as well as take pictures with a phone or DSLR. However, we must still follow lockdown rules and do it from our balconies or terraces.

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