The first supermoon of the year will rise in Greece on Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27. The specific supermoon is traditionally called the “Pink Moon” a name that corresponded with the early spring blooms of a certain pink wildflower.
The April supermoon will be followed by two more supermoons in 2021.
Supermoons occur when the moon passes closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit, so that the full moon appears larger than usual as a result.
The moon will approach the Earth at a distance of 356,379 kilometres (perigee) on Monday and 357,379 kilometres on Tuesday.
The specific supermoon is traditionally called the “Pink Moon” as it corresponded with the early spring blooms of a certain pink wildflower, the pink early springtime blooms of the Phlox subulata plant, known also as “mosh pink” native in eastern North America..
Other names for this full moon is the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon and coastal tribes in North America call it the fish moon according to astronomers.
Although the moon will be bigger and brighter tonight and tomorrow, it will certainly not be tinted pink.