A rare lunar spectacle Tuesday and Wednesday offers a welcomed entertainment break from tiger kings and DIY videos.
While not actually pink, the ‘super’ pink moon will be the brightest moon of 2020. This supermoon was actually named ‘pink’ because of the time of season as it often corresponds with the blooming of pink flowers here in North America.
Space.com says at 2:08 p.m. EDT Tuesday the moon will arrive at its closest point to Earth in 2020: a distance of 221,772 miles (356,907 kilometers) away. And 8 hours and 35 minutes later, the moon will officially turn full.