A full "pink" supermoon will illuminate the night sky tonight

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Is the Moon pink?

April full moon is also called the Pink Moon, but it has nothing to do with its color. According to NASA, the April moon got its name after the herb pink moss, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox or mountain phlox, which is one of the earliest spring flowers appearing in the United States. Space.comThe Super Pink Moon of 2021 rises tonight, but it won't look pink

What date is the Pink Moon 2021?

April's full Moon rises on the night of Monday, April 26. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! almanac.comFull Moon for April 2021

Why is the April full moon pink?

In the 1930s the Maine Farmer's Almanac began publishing American Indian Moon names for the months of the year. According to this almanac, as the full Moon in April, this is the Pink Moon, named after the herb moss pink, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox. YubaNetTonight’s Full Moon Is a “Supermoon” Pink Moon

The bigger and brighter supermoon will appear Monday night.

The moon will be a little "pink" Monday night.

The first supermoon of the year will arrive around 11:33 p.m. ET, according to the Farmers' Almanac. The full moon will be a supermoon, when the moon is within 90% of perigee, or at one of the closest points to Earth.

Typically the moon appears to be 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full moon, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

There is another supermoon coming this year on May 26. It is expected to appear bigger and shine brighter than the April moon, according to forecasters.

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Today’s event is also being referred to as the “Super Pink Moon,” but it will have nothing to do with the moon's color. The Pink Moon is the Old Farmer’s Almanac nickname for April’s full moon. According to the Almanac, the “Pink Moon” got its name because it often corresponds with the early springtime blooms of creeping phlox, a flower native to northern and eastern North America.

Learn more about how to spot the Super Pink Moon at the link above.

While a state budget is the only legislation required of lawmakers, several major bills still await passage: a nationally watched elections bill, proposals focused on Big Tech and a measure that would bring more scrutiny to use of force by law enforcement officers.

The proposal would require law enforcement agencies to launch independent investigations -- conducted by another law enforcement agency -- of any incidents leading to a death. That report would have to be submitted to a state attorney for review.

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There were many historic wins Sunday night. Two women were nominated for best director for the first time in the show's history. Chloé Zhao was nominated for her work on "Nomadland," and Emerald Fennell was nominated for directing "Promising Young Woman." Zhao took the Oscar Sunday night, making her just the second woman to win best director in the academy's 93 years (following Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker"), and the first woman of color.

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