If the same happens near apogee, astronomers expect the Moon to be slightly smaller and slightly dimmer – a Micromoon.

For the most part, however, the differences in size will be too subtle for the naked eye to discern.

What is the meaning behind the Pink Moon’s name?

Despite its seemingly deceptive name, the Pink Moon will not be turning a pink colour tonight.

Instead, the name is believed to derive from the time-keeping traditions of Native Americans.


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