Most of your regular activities are probably canceled due to social distancing rules, but stargazing is one event that’s always in full swing. If there’s one thing that can be counted on in this crazy world, it’s a superlative lunar event. And in this case, it’s the brightest supermoon of the year.
On April 7, the “pink” supermoon, the brightest supermoon of 2020, will light up the skies. Supermoons occur when a full moon coincides with perigee, meaning the moon orbits closest to Earth. The result is a big moon that looks fuller than normal. Because the full moon falls on the exact day of perigee that month, it’ll be the most impressive. The “pink” refers not to the moon’s color, but supposedly to the pink wildflowers called creeping phlox that bloom in early spring.