People around the world are in for a treat tonight when the brightest pink Moon of 2020 will appear, making the lunar body much larger than usual.
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Shoot for the Supermoon 2020 | Super Pink Moon Livestream
Shoot for the Supermoon 2020 is a fundraiser for Lowell Observatory, the Home of Pluto and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution dedicated to astronomical discovery. 3:30pm - AZ Gives Fundraiser
Join Lowell Observatory at 3:30pm AZ/PT (Pacific) on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for live demonstrations of STEM activities for kids that you can do at home, and the launch of a new at-home science challenge for kids. This portion of the live stream is in partnership with AZ Gives Day (https://azgives.org) to raise funds for STEM education. 0:02:02 - Todd Gonzales | Phases of the Moon Activity
0:26:44 - Kelly Ferguson | Jumping on the Moon Activity
0:44:12 - Pink Supermoon Explainer Video
0:47:38 - Todd Gonzales | What Is a Supermoon? Activity
1:06:59 - Jos Schindler | Moon Journal Activity
1:22:03 - Kelly Ferguson | Moon Craters Activity
1:36:51 - Pink Supermoon Explainer Video
1:40:05 - Kelly Ferguson | Make Your Own Moon Surface Activity
1:57:50 - Todd Gonzales | Scale of and Distance to the Moon Activity
2:19:04 - "America's Observatory" Video 6pm - Supermoon Fundraiser
At 6pm AZ/PT, Lowell astronomers and educators will present exciting talks about lunar research and Apollo history, with occasional breaks showing live views of the Pink Supermoon and appeals to support Lowell Observatory and our new at-home science challenges for kids. The Shoot for the Supermoon fundraiser continues at lowell.edu/supermoon. 2:31:14 - Pink Supermoon Live Stream Introduction
2:38:45 - Todd Gonzales | What Is a Supermoon?
2:51:36 - Dr. Michael West | The Moon Across Cultures
3:05:12 - Dr. Jeff Hall and Brian Skiff | Moonrise and the Belt of Venus
3:09:45 - Moonrise
3:31:10 - Dr. Jennifer Hanley | Comparing Our Moon to Other Moons in the Solar System
3:46:12 - Jim Cole | Spectra of the Sun and the Moon
4:01:20 - Dr. Jeff Hall and Brian Skiff | Syzygy and the 24" Clark Refractor
4:11:00 - Kevin Schindler | Mapping the Moon with the Clark Refractor
4:34:41 - Dr. Will Grundy | Charon, the Real Supermoon
4:45:16 - Dr. Gerard van Belle | Scale of and Distance to the Moon Activity
5:01:30 - Wrap-up Moonrise is at 6:42pm AZ/PT here in Flagstaff, and astronomical full moon (syzygy) occurs at 7:35pm. This full moon is a supermoon because it occurs just over 8 hours after the moon has reached perigee, when it is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit.
SuperMoon 2020: The biggest Full Moon of the year #SuperPinkMoon
Super Pink Moon, the biggest SuperMoon of 2020 occurred on
Tuesday, April 7. ► Expedition 63 Crew Launch to the International Space Station SET REMINDER: https://youtu.be/paVV06VkE9Q ► NASA Radio: Earth from Space LIVE NOW : https://youtu.be/PFKKXz_Jh10 A SuperMoon takes place when a full moon is at its closest to the Earth. On Tuesday (April 7), the moon will arrive at its closest point to Earth in 2020: a distance of 221,772 miles (356,907 kilometers) away. The name Pink Moon comes from the pink wildflowers, Wild Ground Phlox, that bloom in the spring and are native to North America. #SuperMoon #SuperLuna #LunaLlena ► Copyright FREE music provided by: Calm - Silent Partner Song: "Sappheiros - Embrace [Chill]" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0)
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Supermoon Live! The Full Pink Moon (Episode II, The Supermoon Trilogy)
Join us on Tuesday, April 7th, starting at 7:30 PM EDT to watch the second of a Supermoon Trilogy. Other timezones: 4:30 PM PDT ¦ 23:30UTC ¦ 5 AM IST (8th). LARGEST FULL MOON OF 2020
Tonight's Super Pink Moon is the second in a series of three supermoons and is the largest Full Moon of 2020. This particular Full Pink Moon occurs when the Moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it a supermoon. Officially, the phenomenon is called a "perigee-syzygy moon", but we prefer supermoon! WHY PINK?
The Native American Algonquin tribe named the fourth Full Moon of the year the "Pink Moon" because it marked the appearance of early spring flowers such as the pink ground phlox. The Moon itself won't, unfortunately, be pink! Other tribes and cultures had different names for this particular Full Moon, which helped them mark the passage of time and the seasons. The Sioux named it the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Comanche tribe called it the New Spring Moon. Islamic communities around the world celebrate Bara’at Night, also known as the Night of Innocence, during April's Full Moon. DETERMINES EASTER
The first Full Moon of northern astronomical spring is also the "Paschal Full Moon", which is used to determine the date of Easter (Easter is the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon). It's possible that the association of eggs and bunnies with Easter are from other names given to April's Full Moon - the Hare Moon and Egg Moon. THE IMPACT TO EARTH AND THE NATURAL WORLD
Slooh's team of experts will explain everything there is to know about supermoons and, while viewers watch the live feeds from Slooh's observatories in the Canary Islands and Chile, our special guests will delve into the impact the Moon has on the Earth and the natural world.
WHATS A SUPER PINK MOON?
What is a Pink Supermoon? | Super Pink Moon 2020
A "pink supermoon” (or “super pink moon”) occurs on Tuesday, April 7. This particular supermoon will be the biggest and brightest of the year, because it is full closest to the point of perigee. Perigee makes a full moon appear up to 7% larger and 15% brighter than a typical full moon. Traditionally, any full moon that occurred in April was called a Pink Moon. As for “supermoon,” the astronomical term is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. Syzygy happens every time there is a full moon, and perigee is when the Moon comes closest to Earth in its slightly elliptical orbit around the Earth. On April 7, perigee (11:08am AZ/PT) occurs just over 8 hours before syzygy (7:35pm AZ/PT), and so we get a Pink Supermoon. The Moon rises due east at 6:42pm, here in Flagstaff, Arizona. Join Lowell Observatory on Tuesday, April 7, for our Shoot for the Supermoon fundraiser and live stream: https://youtu.be/qa7o7yXluDI
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