Fun Facts Friday

April’s full Pink Moon will rise on the night of Monday, April 26, reaching peak illumination at 11:33 P.M. ET. This Full Moon is one of two supermoons this year.

The Full Moon phase occurs when the Sun and the Moon are on different sides of the Earth. In this phase, the Moon is fully illuminated by the Sun.

Basically, the Full Moon phase lasts only for a couple of moments, the period when the sunlit part of the Moon is at 100%. On some parts of the planet, the actual Full Moon occurs during the day.