Tuesday’s pink moon is the biggest and brightest of the year

Accordingly, it will technically appear the biggest and brightest of the moons - but not so much that it's noticeable.

If you're in the United States right now, make sure to keep in mind to look at the skies later tonight at exactly 7:05 PM to 7:05 AM the next morning.

"Supermoons" might sound miraculous but it's really just the blanket term given to any full moon that occurs when the Earth and Moon are particularly close.

All over the planet, people stepped outside sometime between April 7 and April 8 to see the same thing: a pink supermoon. The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the Moon is whole and reaches the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the earth. For an astrology-lover like myself, this is an extremely exciting time, especially when you factor in the full moon's meaning for April 2020.

Of this year's 13 lunar perigees, this is one of only two lunar perigees that comes closer than 221,830 miles (357,000 km).

If the moon is within 10% of its closest distance to the earth at the moment of full moon, it is considered to be a super moon, according the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

The waxing moon sets in the morning next to the pink neon angels, modeled on the little angels on Raphael's Sistine Madonna, on the Dresden Zwinger in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday.

Why is it called a 'Pink Moon, ' and what will happen to Earth?

Webcast info: How to watch the "Super Pink Moon" online tonight! April 2020's Pink Moon, named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring, is also a Super Moon.

Unfortunately, not everyone will be lucky enough to actually witness tonight's Super Pink Moon.

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