Look up, Tampa Bay: The ‘Super Pink Moon’ will be at its brightest tonight

The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year will happen tonight, says NASA.

click to enlarge Look up, Tampa Bay: The ‘Super Pink Moon’ will be at its brightest tonight
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Despite everything going on at the moment, nature plans to make everything a little brighter this evening.

The biggest and brightest supermoon of the year will happen tonight, says NASA.

The “Super Pink Moon,” which occurs when there’s a full moon and the Earth is closer to the moon than usual, should be at its peak illumination on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:35 p.m EDT. 

The supermoon will appear 15% brighter than an average moon and 30% brighter than a micro-moon, says NASA. However, the moon won’t look at all pink, as the first April full moon is often most referred to as the “Pink Moon.” Though it has also been called other names, like “Grass Moon,” “The Fish Moon” and “Egg Moon.

The next supermoon, and the last of 2020, will happen May 7. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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