The first supermoon of 2021 will happen this coming Monday, and if you want to spot the rare sighting, you will need to know the time.
The first supermoon will happen on Monday night, and it's known as the "Pink Moon". The naming comes from a pink spring flower that is found throughout North America and not what color the moon will actually appear. As for timing, the Pink Moon will be highest in the sky over at 11:32 pm Eastern Time Monday night and will also be "full" on Tuesday night as well.
Why does a supermoon happen? A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest to Earth, or more specifically, when it's within 90% of its pedigree (383,024km away). NASA says that supermoons occur only a few times a year, even though the moon only takes 27 days to orbit Earth fully. The moonrise will be at 7:24 pm in New York City. If you happen to miss this supermoon and are wondering when the next one will be, the next one will be on May 26.
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