Witnessing a supermoon is a rare occasion. A supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit, making the moon appear brighter and closer than usual. If you haven’t experienced the cosmic phenomenon, this week might be a great time because 1) what else are you going to do? and 2) this third supermoon of 2020 is said by Forbes to be the biggest and best of the year.
Although it’s called the ‘Super Pink Moon’, the name has nothing to do with the colour of the moon. Instead, it will take on a golden hue which will fade to bright white over time. Its name comes from the the pinkish phlox flowers that bloom when the phenomena occurs.
The upcoming supermoon might appear 14% larger than usual moons, with a brightness that can increase up to 30%. This will also be that one night in the year where the moon is closest to the Earth.. *insert wolf’s howl*
For astrological fans, this supermoon has a Virgo connection. We won’t pretend we know what that means, but you can surely do a deep dive on your own.
The next supermoon (Super Flower Moon) projected to appear on 7 May 2020 is the fourth and final supermoon of the year.
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