Tonight is the perfect night to break up the monotony of being stuck at home — on Tuesday, April 7 the brightest supermoon of the year, known as the Super Pink Moon, will appear in our night sky. According to EarthSky, the supermoon will appear bigger and brighter than usual. Unfortunately, the moment that the moon hits its most precise fullness is at 4:35 p.m. HST, so it won’t be dark yet, but once nighttime descends, that big, beautiful moon should be visible. Let’s just hope the clouds clear.
If you’re as stoked about the Super Pink Moon, and the moon in general, as we are, you should be outside, howling at the moon with us and the rest of the world. That’s right, people are howling at the moon, every night at 8 p.m. (according to your own time zone). The Go Outside and Howl at 8pm Facebook group has sprung up to help people relieve their stress and anxiety and create a sense of (online) community. The group has more than 430,000 members, and is growing by the day.
If, for whatever reason, you want to stay hidden in your home, or if you want to start watching the Super Pink Moon in all its glory a little early, here are two observatories doing online viewings and education programs (great resources for those kids who need a little shakeup with their homeschooling lessons).
We’ll be keeping our ears open for any other howlers out there tonight. We hope you can join us so we feel a little more together in our aloneness.
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