CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The first Supermoon of 2021 will fill the night sky Monday evening. This is the first of two Supermoons this year. These are the biggest and brightest full moons of the year. For a moon to get this name it has to come within 90% of its closest approach to earth, or within 224,791 miles. The moon on Monday will be 222,064 miles from earth.
Monday night’s full moon is also considered the ‘Pink Moon’ but don’t expect to get any neat shots of a hot pink moon. This April moon is named after the herb moss pink, one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring.
Moonrise is at 7:46 pm in the East Monday evening. The moon will reach its closest point to Earth at 11:32 pm EST.
We will have great viewing conditions of this moon with clear skies this evening. Temperatures will remain warm with temps ranging from the mid-70s at the moonrise to the low 60s at midnight. Overall lows will fall into the upper 50s.