Despite the phenomenon's name, the moon won't actually appear pink; it's named after the blossoming of fuchsia phlox flowers in the United States, which occurs at the beginning of the northern hemisphere's spring - the same time as this annual event.
In comments to the Cyprus News Agency, Fakas said that at the moment, the moon is approaching the Earth's periphery at the closest point for 2020.
As per the USA space agency NASA, the Moon will appear full for three consecutive days, so if anyone missed the chance to witness the moon in its largest form, can enjoy the beauty of our natural satellite for coming two days, i.e., till April 9, 2020. Under this definition, in a typical year, there can be three or four full supermoons in a row and three or four new supermoons in a row. May's "strawberry moon" will also be a supermoon, the fourth in a row and last of the year.
Tonight is the biggest supermoon of 2020, but when's the best time to see it?
The next full moon will rise on May 7, and will be the final supermoon of the year.
April's full moon has also been known as the "sprouting grass moon" or "egg moon", heralding other first signs of spring.
The Moon goes around the Earth in a slightly "squashed circle" called an ellipse. The moon will become officially full about 8.5 hours after reaching perigee, at 10:35 p.m. EDT (0235 GMT on April 8).
The moon, however, will not actually look pink unless it's covered by an opaque pink cloud or haze.
The pink "supermoon" occurred because of its close proximity to Earth - a mere 221,851 miles.
A comparison of the apparent size of a perigee moon, or "supermoon", and an apogee moon ("minimoon") as seen through Slooh's Half Meter Telescope at its Canary Islands Observatory in 2015.
There is a whole series of supermoons to follow with the last occurring on May 7.
The phenomenon is officially known to astronomers as the preigee-syzygy moon and will look its largest when rising in the east.
If you're struggling for things to do in lockdown, there's something big happening in the sky tonight night that could be just thing you need.