Stargazing friends: The Pink Moon is all set to illuminate the night sky with its spring hue this Friday night

We at SeeDundee have written a lot about astronomy, following the three spectacular supermoons of 2019 like a hawk throughout the year.

And now another incredible stargazing experience is happening over this bank holiday weekend, known as The Pink Moon.

So, the pink moon, which occurs every April and is named after the pink spring flower called the Wild Ground Phlox, is not actually pink in hue, but an orange/yellowish colour.

The Wild Ground Phlox is extremely pink, as you might have guessed.

UK stargazers should be able to take in the spectacle at around 8pm this Friday evening (April 19).

The moon, which will appear larger and brighter than usual, will almost be a supermoon.

What is a supermoon?

A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon’s perigee, or the point in its orbit at which its closest to Earth.

This makes the moon up to 14 % larger and 30% brighter than usual – a pretty phenomenal sight for trusty astronomers and total novices alike.

If you observe the pink moon light up over our wee city tomorrow evening, then send us your pictures!

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Claire Merten