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Look up to see the Pink Supermoon tonight

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April 26, 2021 - 6:00 PM

The first supermoon of the year is called the Pink Moon and it rises tonight.

Sky watchers can look up to see the first of two supermoons in 2021 tonight, April 26, but don't be surprised if it doesn't appear to be pink.

That's because its name is rooted in the blooming creeping phlox, or 'moss pink,' according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

The pink super moon will have a golden hue, which can be best seen when first rising. It will also roughly 15% brighter than the average full moon.

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The Algonquin dubbed the April moon the Breaking Ice Moon, marking the spring thaw of rivers and lakes, the Almanac said.

While the so-called Pink Moon may not live up to the name in colour, it's a mark of the blooming of life in the spring season.

The next supermoon will rise on May 26. That night, the Flower Moon will be the brightest of the year.


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