There’s no better time to post this particular song.

Tonight we will experience something called a “pink supermoon.” Two criteria have to be met for this to happen.

  1. It’s the first full moon following the spring equinox.
  2. The moon must be at perigee–i.e. its closest approach to Earth in its 28-day orbit.

If you get a chance to take a look tonight, the moon will be 30% brighter and about 14% bigger than normal. And no, it won’t be pink. It’ll be its usual golden hue.

So why a “pink moon?” Because this coincides with the flowering of moss pink, a North American wildflower.

What better time to call Nick Drake into service, huh?

BONUS: This one from the Flaming Lips (via Michael).

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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