Tonight’s full moon is nicknamed the “Super Pink Moon.”

 

According to Space.com, the full moon will be at perigee-syzygy, meaning it will be closest to the Earth — 221,772 miles (356,907 kilometers) away — and the Earth, moon and sun will all align. This means that when a the moon is at perigee-syzygy, it will look larger and brighter than usual.

 

The moon will not actually be pink in color.  This supermoon got its name because the April full moon often corresponds with the blooming of pink flowers in eastern North America according to Space.com.
The Supermoon will be especially beautiful at moonrise  due to an optical illusion that occurs, as the moon is rising above the horizon. It makes it appear larger.
For moonrise and moonset times, click here.

How to watch the ‘Super Pink Moon’ online tonight!