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Look to the skies and see the moon
The rare Pink Supermoon will be floating in the sky this April bringing some brightness and cosmic joy to our lives at a time when we need it most.

As well as its unique name, it has been described as "the best supermoon of the year" since the moon will be closer to earth than any other full moon in 2020.

Photo courtesy Altinay Dinc


But don't be surprised if the moon is not pink in colour. This moon's name pays homage to the pink flowers that appear during April in parts of the United States.

On the night of April 7, 2020, the "Super Pink Moon", will be 356,907 km from Earth. The global time for the "Super Pink Moon" being 100% illuminated is April 8, 2020 at 2.35 a.m. Universal Time.

The Sydney Observatory advises that the best time to see the moon in Australia will be on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:09 am AEST. This is when it is within 90 per cent of the minimum distance it can possibly get to earth. So you have a couple of options.

Seeing a moon like this brings some reality to the commonly used phrase and Savage Garden lyric, "love you to the moon and back"

What just what makes a supermoon? Well, it can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its longest distance from Earth.

So be sure to sit on your balcony, look outside your window or grab a spot in the backyard and look out for the Pink Supermoon.
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When: 2.35am
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