(UNDATED) – If the sky is clear tonight, you may have the chance to catch the largest supermoon of the year in Indiana.
The full moon occurs precisely at 10:35 p.m. EDT tonight. April’s supermoon is the second of three to take place in a row following March’s super worm moon and preceding May’s super flower moon, due to take place on May 7.
Supermoons are when the moon begins the perigee phase of its orbit. This means that the Moon is closer to the Earth than at any point. The moon should appear bigger and brighter than normal under good weather conditions.
The first full moon of the Spring is called a “pink” moon. The name comes from early native North American wildflowers called Phlox Subulata, also known as “pink moss” but the Moon won’t actually appear pink.
Look to the eastern sky shortly after sunset, where you should see the Moon rising on the horizon, and slowly drift overhead late into the evening.
The next supermoon will appear on May 7.