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Super Pink Moon 2020: Brightest full moon stuns people across the world

Super Pink Moon April 2020 Date, Timings in India LIVE Updates: The month of April is special as it is when a lot of celestial events are lined up one after the other starting with the Super Pink Moon. The entire world witnessed the Super Pink Moon last night, in India it was around 8:05 today, April 8.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2020 8:14:36 am
Super Pink Moon 2020 LIVE Updates: The Full Moon in the April month is called the Pink Moon (Photo: NASA Moon Twitter)

Super Pink Moon April 2020 LIVE Updates: The month of April is special as it is when a lot of celestial events are lined up one after the other starting with the Super Pink Moon. The entire world witnessed the Super Pink Moon last night, in India it was around 8:05 today, April 8. While people are stuck at home due to the 21 days lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic they just gazed upon the stunning Super Pink Moon from the balcony or rooftop.

So was is it called a Super moon? Well, it is because this celestial event occurs when a Full Moon takes place at perigee — the closest approach of Moon to the Earth’s orbit — it is known as the Super Full Moon or simply the Super Moon. Now what does a Pink Moon mean?

According to the old Native American culture, the Full Moon in the April month is called the Pink Moon. The name Pink Moon comes from the pink flowers known as Wild Ground Phlox or Moss Phlox that bloom in spring in North America and cover the ground like a pink blanket around the time of April’s Full Moon.

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Super Pink Moon April 2020 LIVE Updates: Date, Timings in India, How to Watch Live Streaming of Full Moon Today in India - Know Date and Time

20:23 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Lunar events of 2020

Did you miss the Super Pink Moon of 2020? While there is no other Super Moon lined up for the year, you can still watch other lunar events including the Micro Moon, Blue Moon, and the Black Moon. We have also listed out the lunar eclipses of the year.

07:49 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon: People across the world are enjoying the spectacle
07:46 (IST)08 Apr 2020
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04:20 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Supermoon witnessed in Myanmar

A view of the 'super pink moon', in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

01:49 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Supermoon witnessed in Britain

The 'supermoon' is seen in London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Supermoon is a phenomenon that happens when the moon is at its closest point to the earth and looks larger than usual. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

00:36 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon witnessed in Greece

The super moon rises in the sky in front of the Apollo's temple about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Athens on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. All Greece's archaeological sites and museums have been closed for weeks as part of the country's measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

00:32 (IST)08 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon witnessed in Russia

The Supermoon rise behind an illuminated cross from a Christian Orthodox church in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The phenomenon of "supermoon'' happens when the moon is at its closest point to the earth and looks larger than usual. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The Supermoon rises over apartment buildings in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitry Kozlov)

23:15 (IST)07 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon witnessed in other countries

In India the Super Pink moon can be viewed at 8:05am on April 8. Other parts of the world such as the United States of America, Berlin, Hongkong and other countries have already witnessed the brightest full soon. NASA has also posted pictures of the Super Pink Moon. Following are some of the pictures of the biggest and brightest full moon of 2020. 

Super Pink Moon 2020 (Photo credit - NASAGoddard Twitter)

Super Pink Moon photo credit: NASA Moon (Twitter) 

Views of HongKong International Terminal Ltd. Container Terminal As Hong Kong Port Falls to Lowest Position in at Least 40 Years (Bloomberg)

Views of HongKong International Terminal Ltd. Container Terminal As Hong Kong Port Falls to Lowest Position in at Least 40 Years (Bloomberg)

Super Blue Blood Moon Rises Above San Francisco (Bloomberg)

Super Blue Blood Moon Rises Above San Francisco (Bloomberg)

Super Blue Blood Moon Rises Above San Francisco (Bloomberg)

Super Blue Blood Moon Rises Above San Francisco (Bloomberg)

The Moon Rise over Berlin (Bloomberg)

The Moon Rise over Berlin (Bloomberg)

20:59 (IST)07 Apr 2020
Photos of Super Pink Moon from India

The India timing of Super Pink Moon is 8:05am April 8. This is when the country will witness the perfect Super Pink Moon of 2020. This is the biggest and the brightest full moon has seen. The next Super Pink Moon will occur next year, 2021. 

Photo: Shashi Ghosh/KolkataPhoto by: Shashi Ghosh, Kolkata

20:52 (IST)07 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon visibility in India

The Super Pink Moon is visible in various parts of the world including India but in the country the best view of the moon will be visible at 8:05am on April 8. Ensure to keep your cameras ready. However, today the sky is cloudy in most parts of India and hence the mood isn't visible very clearly. Let's hope the clouds will clear out in some time for us to watch the biggest and brightest full moon of 2020.

20:05 (IST)07 Apr 2020
Till when can we watch Super Pink Moon in India?

The biggest and brightest Super Pink Moon of the year 2020 will appear full for about 3 days, from Monday night through Thursday morning.

19:11 (IST)07 Apr 2020
Super Pink Moon: Interesting facts

Did you know that a Super Moon is expected to be almost 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than the average full moon. The Super pink moon is a full moon during the perigee — Moon’s closes approach to the Earth’s orbit. Hence this is why it is called Super Moon. The Moon will be the brightest and look bigger than usual. Read to watch it? 

19:01 (IST)07 Apr 2020
When to watch Super Pink Moon 2020: India timings

The Super Pink moon will be seen on the evening of April 7. The moon is said to peak at around 10.35PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Due to this, the Super Pink Moon will be viewed the best by the people in India at around 8.05AM on April 8.

18:28 (IST)07 Apr 2020
How to watch Super Pink Moon?

In India, the Super Pink Moon will be visible on April 8, 2020, at 8:05 am in the morning. It will appear the brightest and look a lot bigger than usual. Remember to follow social distancing norms while you feast on the Super Moon of April 2020.

18:28 (IST)07 Apr 2020
What is Super Pink Moon?

Since the upcoming Super Moon or the Perigean Full Moon is happening in the month of April, it is being called as the Super Pink Moon. Although, it’s just a name and does not have anything to do with the colour.

Super Pink Moon April 2020 Date, Today Timings in India, Live Streaming: April is the month when celestial events are lined up one after another starting with the Super Pink Moon. While you are stuck at home due to the 21 days lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic you can gaze upon the stunning Super Pink Moon from your balcony or rooftop.