While we all need to follow all COVID safety protocols, we can still get a glimpse of nature’s spectacular sights. One of the most beautiful being, the super pink moon.
It will be visible to everyone starting 11:20 (IST) this Monday, 26th April. Make sure you set aside some time to calm your mind and senses by witnessing this spectacle.
What is a supermoon?
Supermoons are typically seven percent bigger and fifteen percent brighter than the regular full moons. And we only have two such supermoons this year, the next one is in May, therefore these supermoons are special.
The best time is to catch it appearing over the eastern horizon. The moon will change the shades from deep tangerine, then to soft gold, then to pure silvery-white as it climbs the sky. This phenomenon occurs because of the Rayleigh scattering, which also causes the reddish tinge during the sunsets.
What’s special about this supermoon?
This supermoon gets its name from Phlox Subulata, a North American wildflower which blooms during the spring season. It is also known as the creeping phlox or moss phlox.
But contrary to its name this supermoon won’t actually look pink. Other traditional names for this supermoon are Sucker Moon, Breaking Ice Moon, Egg Moon, Wildcat Moon, and Budding Moon of Plants and Shrubs.
It is believed that during these times the moon is actually closer to us, but is it really? According to NASA scientists it is just an illusion and the moon isn’t actually closer to the planet.
How can you photograph the supermoon?
If you’re planning to photograph this magical moon. Here are a few tips: you can stimulate the moon’s illusion by taking pictures of it low on the horizon using a long lens. You can also use buildings, mountains, or trees as a frame to enhance the moon.
Do not miss the magical rising of this Pink Supermoon this Monday!