Super Pink Moon to Light Up Sky on April 7. The pink moon, or April full moon, is the closest supermoon of the year, according to EarthSky. The moon will rise on the evening of 7 April and burn brightly all night long. You may even see it cast moon shadows on the ground, Zoltan Toth-Czifra, Under Lucky Stars, via Fox News. A supermoon occurs when the moon’s orbit brings it closest to the Earth while the moon is full. The phrase "supermoon" originated in 1979, according to NASA. The traditionally named ‘Pink Moon’ is an invitation from the cosmos to scan your sky and peer out at our celestial partner, Jackie Faherty, American Museum of Natural History, via Fox News. Calling it a ‘Pink Moon’ is a reminder that spring is here and people of the past used to live their lives much more closely with what was happening in the nighttime sky, Jackie Faherty, via Fox News