The second supermoon of the year, Pink Moon, will also be visible in India from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. The Pink Supermoon will be a little larger than the usual full moon. It will be visible from India in the evening of April 8. On Wednesday, the moon will rise from Kolkata horizon at 6:17 pm and will set at 6:19 am the next day. Sky gazers can also go for online streaming of Pink Moon to witness this celestial event.
Why is it called Pink Moon?
April supermoon, widely publicised as the Pink Supermoon, will be one of the brightest and the biggest full moons of 2020. Traditionally, the full moon in the month of April is named after certain wildflowers, called pink moss, native to eastern North America, and hence the name ‘pink’ refers to the pink flower that blossoms during this time and not the colour of the moon. But, this year, it will be its usual golden colour, not pink.