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Largest Super Moon Of 2020 Will Appear On April 7, And It Promises To Be Epic

The year 2020 is quickly becoming one of the most frustratingly forgettable years of the 21st century. 

From the Australian bushfires to the anti-CAA-NRC rallies across India to the COVID-19 epidemic that has truly crippled the entire world, there seems to be no end to the compounding misery. 


However, looks like we might be soon able to witness something truly extraordinary to make us forget about our earthly travails, and make us feel a little more optimistic.

How to watch the year’s biggest super moon

April 7th, around 8:30 PM, Earth will get to witness the biggest moon of this year, often called as a pink super moon. In case you didn’t know, a super moon occurs when in the elliptical orbit, the Moon is the closest to the Earth — making it look larger than ever. 

As the moon orbits in an eclipse, its closest point – the perigee – will come very close to the Earth. The farthest point of the ellipse is called the apogee. 

To be exact, the moon is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon. Now in case you were wondering that the moon will turn into a pinkish hue during this occurrence, you’re wrong. 


The pink super moon still looks white, but it gets the name part as a reference to a type of wildflower native to North America called ‘Phlox subulata,’ which has a bright pink hue and is an indicator that spring has commenced, according to a report in Newsweek.

The pink super moon is also called a Paschal full moon — based on the Greek word for ‘passover’. The term super moon, however, was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in the year 1979. Astronomers, however, call it a perigean full moon — a full moon occurring when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

Are you excited to witness the super moon? Let us know in the comments below. 

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