© Jamie Cooper/SSPL/Getty Images How to see the Full Pink Super Moon in Scorpio tonight in Australia—no matter where you are—and its astrological meaning for careers and relationships.
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Apr 24, 2021 The Moon's current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon's surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset.

Whether you believe in astrology or not, it's worth turning your face skyward this evening to observe the majesty of the April's full pink super moon. Tuesday 27's star gazing spectacle—officially known as the Full Pink Moon in Scorpio—is the second super moon of 2021 after March's (admitted less prettily named) Full Worm Moon.

Tonight's full pink moon will appear roughly 7% bigger and 15% brighter than our usual lunar sentinel and is occurring in the astrological sign of Scorpio—more on that below. It's the second supermoon of the year and happily, we're lucky enough to have another on the way soon.

What better time than when the weather is cooling and life is slowing down to reconnect to our contemplative side and marvel at the wonders of nature?

What is a supermoon?

The supermoon is technically known as a perigee-syzygy: perigee is when the moon is closest to earth and syzygy is when the sun, moon, and earth are all aligned. They usually happen a couple of times a year and sometimes have significance attached to them due to the holidays or seasons they appear close to.

Tonight's one is called a pink supermoon not because it'll actually be pink—we're sad to report it won't—but because it appears close to when the native North American wildflower Phlox subulata blooms. The flower is also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox and moss pink, hence the nickname pink moon.

How To See April 2021's Supermoon In Australia

Despite the very interesting arguments from the flat-earther community, the world is in fact a sphere, so when and how to see the supermoon depends on where you're looking out from.


Our friends in the States have already witnessed it, but for those of us watching from Australia, the best times to see the pink moon tonight will be from around 5.30 pm onwards. Astronomy obsessives will know that the true supermoon moment occurs at around midday, when the moon is directly opposite the sun. However, midday isn't quite ideal stargazing time, and amateur astronomers have explained that the pink moon will still appear bigger and brighter this evening to the average observer regardless.

If you're keen to maximise the super moon moment, it would be best to head somewhere more remote. If that's not possible, head to the highest point in your house—even with light pollution you should able to view the pink moon relatively well. Well, at least as long as the skies remain clear.


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Per Gizmodo, here are the moonrise and moonset times for Australia's capital cities.

Sydney: 5:33 p.m. – 7:18 a.m.

Melbourne: 5:53 p.m. – 7:51 a.m.

Canberra: 5:40 p.m. – 7:29 a.m.

Brisbane: 5:33 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Hobart: 5:36 p.m. – 7:52 a.m.

Adelaide: 5:53 p.m. – 7:43 a.m.

Darwin: 6:50 p.m. – 7:43 a.m.

Perth: 6:01 p.m. – 7:43 a.m.


The astrological meaning of the full moon in Scorpio

As mentioned, April's pink supermoon is in Scorpio, and forms an opposition to a Taurus stellium—three planets travelling in single sign. What does that mean? This particular planetary alignment is about asking ourselves what is no longer serving us and whether we can release it or change course to live in better alignment with ourselves.


According to NYC-based astrologer Adama Sesay, 'the effect of the full moon in Scorpio 2021 will be the sense of being at a crossroads. The decision to leave a job, move to a new location, change a contract, end a relationship, or start one can all come up at this time.' If you've been feeling like something is going to give in your current situation, the full moon and the weeks following it are a period is also ripe for manifestation.

Scorpio has a reputation as one of the more intense water signs, and what it represents here is inner work and transformation. Combined with Taurus—which rules self care and attraction (beyond the romantic)—this astrological moment is a time of reconnecting with and recognising your power, and using the clarity that comes from self-love to pursue what you are truly worthy of.

Given the official 2021 astrological forecast of a year filled with turbulence, we'll take the empowering energy where we can get it.

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All the Moon Phases

New Moon

Waxing, 0-45 Degrees

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The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

Crescent Moon

Waxing, 45-90 Degrees

During this Moon phase, there is a slight slowing down of enthusiasm due to an emerging desire to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

First Quarter Moon

Waxing, 90-135 Degrees

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your 'sixth sense' as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Gibbous Moon

Waxing, 135-180 Degrees

Distractions from the outside begin pressing into your world. Analysis is favored, reevaluating all the various factors you are dealing with. It’s a time to process information and effectively integrate your aims with the people in your immediate environment. This is a good time for organizing things. This Moon phase is suited for synthesis: coming up with a practical plan for getting from point A to point B. Adjustment is required.

Full Moon

Waning, 180-135 Degrees

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you 'see' what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the 'same ol’, same ol’' -- rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Disseminating Moon

Waning, 135-90 Degrees

This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. The Disseminating Moon favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.

Last Quarter Moon

Waning, 90-45 Degrees

The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.

Balsamic Moon

Waning, 45-0 Degrees

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the 'big picture.' A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

The Moon Transits and Natal Aspects

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