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13 April 2021, 11:16 | Updated: 13 April 2021, 11:17
How to see the 'pink' supermoon which will light up the skies this April.
It’s set to be an exciting few months for stargazers, because a pink supermoon will be visible this April.
After the recent Worm Moon was largely covered by cloud, Brits are hoping to have more luck with the upcoming ‘pink moon’.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth.
The moon’s orbit around the earth is not a perfect circle, which means at some points it is at its closest to earth - called a lunar perigee - and at other times its further away - known as a lunar apogee.
If a full moon coincides with a lunar perigee, it causes the moon to look particularly big and bright.
While April’s only full moon is called ‘pink’, the colour of it will not appear any different.
According to the Royal Museums Greenwich, the name comes from a species of early blooming wildflowers which are native to eastern North America.
If you want to catch a glimpse of the supermoon, it is expected to rise on Monday, April 26 at 11:31am.
It will remain visible throughout Tuesday, April 27, hitting its peak at 4.31am.
Just a month later, another full moon is set to light up the skies which is nicknamed the ‘Flower Moon’.
This gets its name from the blooming flowers of spring, while it is also called the milk moon, the hare moon and the corn planting moon.
The Flower Moon supermoon will be at its peak on Wednesday, May 26 at 12.13pm.
Other full moons that will be visible later this year include: