JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Take a look outside Monday night! You could catch a glimpse of a pink supermoon.
NASA says the moon will be at its fullest tonight at 11:32 p.m. Eastern Time. Jacksonville will have clear skies tonight, perfect for moon viewing!
Supermoons appear bigger and brighter because they are slightly closer to earth.
April’s will be one of four supermoons in a row. Two more are expected in May and June.
Although it’s called a pink moon, it’s not really a different color.
This full moon is called the “Pink Moon” because of a type of pink herb moss that is one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring.
“A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full,” NASA said.
Don’t forget: If you snap a photo of the moon tonight, be sure to upload it to SnapJax! Your photo could be featured on the news.
Tonight's full Moon is near its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, so what does that mean? A supermoon! The Moon will appear a little bigger and brighter than average. https://t.co/leEJw6y4XM pic.twitter.com/ETub1yYArR— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) April 26, 2021
Here are all of the full moons remaining this year and their names, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
April 26 -- Pink moon
May 26 -- Flower moon
June 24 -- Strawberry moon
July 23 -- Buck moon
August 22 -- Sturgeon moon
September 20 -- Harvest moon
October 20 -- Hunter’s moon
November 19 -- Beaver moon
December 18 -- Cold moon
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