Pink moon is 1st supermoon of 2021: When to see it

The bigger and brighter supermoon will appear Monday night.

April 25, 2021, 5:15 PM

The moon will be a little "pink" Monday night.

The first supermoon of the year will arrive around 11:33 p.m. ET, according to the Farmers' Almanac. The full moon will be a supermoon, when the moon is within 90% of perigee, or at one of the closest points to Earth.

Typically the moon appears to be 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full moon, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

PHOTO: A near full pink moon rises above central London, April 26, 2021.
A near full pink moon rises above central London, April 26, 2021.
Wiktor Szymanowicz/ZUMA Press

This week's supermoon is dubbed the "pink" moon because of its timing close to flower blooming season.

PHOTO: A Pink Supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York, April 26, 2021.
A Pink Supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York, April 26, 2021.
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There is another supermoon coming this year on May 26. It is expected to appear bigger and shine brighter than the April moon, according to forecasters.

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