What to know about the pink moon, the first supermoon of the year – KCRA Sacramento

If you’re looking for a cool sight to see, all you have to do is look up Monday night for a pink moon supermoon.Supermoons appear bigger and brighter because they are slightly closer to Earth.Why is it called a pink moon? Although it’s called a “pink moon,” it’s not really a different color. The name comes from the pink early springtime blooms of the Phlox subulata plant that’s native to eastern North America.When does the pink moon come out in California? NASA says the April pink supermoon will be at its fullest around 8:32 p.m. Pacific time.The Sacramento-area skies should be ideal tonight for viewing, KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg said.Watch the video above for more.

If you’re looking for a cool sight to see, all you have to do is look up Monday night for a pink moon supermoon.

Supermoons appear bigger and brighter because they are slightly closer to Earth.

Why is it called a pink moon?

Although it’s called a “pink moon,” it’s not really a different color. The name comes from the pink early springtime blooms of the Phlox subulata plant that’s native to eastern North America.

When does the pink moon come out in California?

NASA says the April pink supermoon will be at its fullest around 8:32 p.m. Pacific time.

The Sacramento-area skies should be ideal tonight for viewing, KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg said.

Watch the video above for more.