Pink supermoon seen around the world

James Marshall
June 15, 2020

Despite its name, there has not been any noticeable colour difference to the full moon, which is due to reach its peak during the early hours of Wednesday April, 8 at 3.55am. April 2020's Pink Moon, named after phlox, the pink flowers that bloom in spring, is also a Super Moon.

One user on Twitter commented: "It's great that we can all do something positive and #lookup in these dark times".

"This is the moon tonight in our back yard at curfew", said Cayman-based photographer, Helen Jones, who provided Loop Cayman with this lovely image.

If you didn't get a chance to see it for yourself (or just want to admire it again), here's a look at some of the shots people snapped from around the world.

The next full Moon is the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, the Pesach or Passover Moon, Paschal Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, Bak Poya and a "supermoon".

If the moon is within 10% of its closest distance to the earth at the moment of full moon, it is considered to be a super moon, according the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.

The next full moon is referred to as the Flower Moon, which takes place on May 7.

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