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April full super Pink Moon: When to see the bright Moon at its peak and tips for getting the best view

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TUESDAY, April 27, is your chance to see the next full Moon, known as the Pink supermoon, although it will also appear full for two days either side.

This supermoon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter in the sky. It will rise at 7.28pm on April 26 April and set at 6.04am April 27. It will be at it's absolute peak in the early hours of April 27, at 4.31am.

Because of its close proximity to Earth – a mere 224,000 miles – it will be one of the superest supermoons of them all, BUT it won't necessarily be pink. Native Americans named it after wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring, which are pink in colour.

April's full Moon is also known as the Egg Moon, the Paschal Moon or the Fish Moon.

The next supermoon will occur on May 26.

If you're really keen to get a good view, wrap up warm and go to a hill or high spot for the best vantage point, away from urban areas and light pollution.

If you don't fancy going outside – you can gaze out of an upstairs window, but make sure the lights are off.

Remember the Moon always rises in the east and sets in the west.

Enjoy the spectacle and send your pictures to picturedesk@newburynews.co.uk

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