A SPECTACULAR Pink Super Moon will grace our skies from the night of Monday, April 26.

The lunar spectacle will allow the moon to appear around seven per cent bigger and 15 per cent brighter than a typical full moon.

But how can you see it, when exactly will it be full – and just why is April’s full moon called a Pink Super Moon?

Here is everything you need to know.

What is a Pink Moon?

Throughout the years many different cultures named the full moons that appeared throughout the year as a way to tell the time.

April’s full Moon corresponded with the springtime bloom of the pink flowers wild ground phlox and this is how the moon got it’s name.

It is also called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon in other parts of the world.

Why is it called a Super Moon?

A Supermoon appears when the moon is at its closest point to Earth and therefore at its brightest. The Moon has to come within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth (224,865 miles) to be formally defined as a Super Moon.

It means we on earth are able to see the entire full face of the Moon lit up by the Sun, and the moon’s proximity should mean that it will be possible to view craters and other surface features, even without binoculars or a telescope.

Will it look any different?

Unfortunately, despite the name, the moon will not appear pink in the sky.

Instead, the moon will remain its usual bright golden colour in the sky but it will appear bigger and brighter than a normal Full Moon.

How can I see it?

This month’s supermoon will peak at 4.31am BST on April 27, at this point, the side of the moon that faces towards us will be fully illuminated, appearing like a perfect circle.

As usual, the full moon will be perfectly visible to the naked eye from the evening of April 26, and all you need to see it is clear night skies, something that can be unpredictable in April.

At the time of writing, the Met Office is predicting “most places will remain dry and bright” with patches of morning fog in places.