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Spectacular ‘pink supermoon’ will hit the sky on Monday


The year’s only “pink supermoon” will hit its peak in the night sky Monday.

The lunar treat is one of the three most spectacular showings of the earthly satellite all year — appearing up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than regular moons.

Monday’s full spring-time moon won’t actually be pink — that’s just the moniker it earned from the Farmer’s Almanac because its appearance is timed around that of the pink North American wildflower moss phlox.

But it will be “super’’ to see because it is one of the few times of the year that the moon is so close to Earth.

This year’s “pink supermoon’’ will be at its finest glory around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The other two annual “supermoons’’ are May’s “flower moon’’ and June’s “strawberry moon,’’ nicknamed for their seasons.

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