IN THE early hours of tomorrow morning we will be able to see the jaw-dropping Pink Moon - the biggest and brightest full moon of the year so far.

The first supermoon of the year, the Pink Moon, will be visible in the skies throughout the night and peak in the early hours of tomorrow morning. 

An incredible spectacle, the Pink Moon is one of only two supermoons this year meaning that it will appear around seven per cent bigger and 15 per cent brighter than a typical full moon.

Why is it called the Pink Moon?

Traditionally, each full moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not just to the full moon itself.

The first supermoon of the year, the Pink Moon, is named so because of the pink flower known as Phlox subulata—also called moss pink or moss phlox—that blooms throughout April.

Some Native Americans alternatively named this the Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon and Egg Moon.

When is best to see it?

April'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.

However, the full moon will be perfectly visible to the naked eye from the evening of April 26. 

All you need to see it is clear night skies, something that the Met Office is currently predicting for Brighton

How often does a full moon occur?

A full moon occurs every 29.5 days and is when the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun's rays. It occurs when the Earth is directly aligned between the Sun and the Moon. 

While most years see 12 full moons, some years have 13. This means that some months will see two full moons, with the second known as a Blue Moon.

When is the next full Moon?

The next full moon is the second supermoon of 2021 will take place on May 26, a month that also has a full moon named after emerging flowers.