Pink Supermoon to Rise Over PH, Here's the Best Time to View It

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The first of two supermoons of 2021 will shine the brightest late night of April 27 (Tuesday), PAGASA said, giving millions under quarantine a free spectacle.

While called the Pink Moon, Earth's satellite will not take on a cherry blossom color. The event is named after the herb moss pink, a springtime flower that blooms in the U.S., according to NASA.

The Pink Moon will appear the biggest at around 11:22 p.m., PAGASA said. At its perigee or closest to the Earth, the moon will be 357,378 kilometers away. That's around 13 round trips between Manila and New York.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90% of perigee, according to NASA. The supermoons are the brightest full moons of the year. The next one would be seen in late May 2021.

PAGASA said the term Supermoon has no precise astronomical definition and is not associated with "increased risk of events" like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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