The final week of April will bring the brightest night so far this year, as the Supermoon rises in the sky after sunset on Monday, April 26.
It is the first in a trio of consecutive Supermoons, the next is expected on May 26 and the final supermoon of 2021 will rise on June 24.
With some parts of South Africa experiencing cloud cover due to adverse weather conditions, the Supermoon might not be visible to all on Monday, but no need to worry, as it will be almost as bright when it rises again on Tuesday.
The word Supermoon was created by Astrologer Richard Noell in 1979 and is used to describe a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee – the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit. This results in the moon looking larger than usual from Earth.
South African Astrologer Linda Shaw shared some great insight into the rising of the Supermoon.
“THE FABULOUS PINK SCORPIO SUPERMOON (Tues 27th April 2021 at 05h31 SA time) is definitely not messing about. It’s bearing down on us with all the power of the transformative Scorpio energy, the healing Full Moon and the intensity that comes with a Supermoon that’s so close to the earth it feels as though it’s in our bedrooms.
“The pink colour is reminiscent of the moss pink wildflowers that bloom at this time of year in North America.This powerful energy is around for about two weeks, bringing us all to our personal crossroad – insisting that we embrace our own worth and speak our truth.
“Not easy stuff – but definitely focused on our personal happiness instead of the usual self sacrifice we insist on. This is our chance to put down the past and create new lives. All we need is a little courage. And the teeniest of magic wands,” she said in a Facebook post on Friday, 23 April.