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A Super Pink Moon Will Radiate Over Quebec's Sky Tonight

But it'll only be pink in name, not in colour.
A Super Pink Moon Will Radiate Over Quebec's Sky Tonight

This Tuesday night, April 7, when you go out for your walk where you respectfully remain 2 metres away from others due to social distancing recommendations, look up. Mother Nature has a nice surprise in store for you: a Super Pink Moon! But don't be fooled, unfortunately, tonight's moon will only be pink in its name and not in its colour.

Its nickname comes from the fact that the month of April marks the appearance of the first perennials, some of which are pink and grow in the west.

But take solace in the fact that even though tonight's moon won't appear pink to you, it should be bigger and brighter than usual. That in itself is something to look forward to.

Enough to literally and figuratively illuminate yet another night of confinement.

The Weather Network reassures us that "even when we are standing under the brightest lights of the downtown core of a city, where the urban light pollution washes out nearly everything else in the night sky, if the Moon is up, it will still be clearly visible."

But why a bigger, brighter moon?

Well, because of the point in the orbit that the moon is currently in is closer to the Earth than usual. This is known as the "perigee."

Tonight's moon "will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual," predicts The Weather Network.

The moon will rise at 7:04 p.m. and reach its full state at 10:35 p.m.

[rebelmouse-image 26885828 photo_credit="The Weather Network" expand=1 original_size="736x432"] The Weather Network

Late-nighters will have all night to observe it as they wish, as the moon will only go down at 7 a.m. on the morning of April 8.

The full moons that are visible from all over the world all have distinct names.

According to AccuWeather, the Native peoples of America and the earliest European settlers gave them different nicknames depending on the cycle of the seasons — among other things.

The April equinox, which marks the spring equinox, is likely to have inspired them a lot.

In addition to the "pink moon,", it is also known as the "egg moon" or the "fish moon."

So tonight, make sure to open your eyes because you're in for a great show — and it's totally free!

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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