Full ‘pink’ supermoon will light up night sky tonight

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Full moon in April 2021: When to see the 'Pink' supermoon
Full moon in April 2021: When to see the 'Pink' supermoon

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.

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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.

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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