2021’s first supermoon, known in the US as the pink moon, happens on April 26.
It’s worth noting that the moon will not appear pink in the nighttime sky.
The word “supermoon” isn’t an official astronomical term and has come to mean the point where the moon is closer in its orbit to the Earth.
Despite the name’s origins, the supermoon will appear larger and brighter than regular full moons if you compare images side-by-side.
However, most people are unable to tell the difference with the naked eye.
As for where the name pink moon came from, it was named after certain types of wildflowers known as pink moss that bloom in the spring.