Pink supermoon seen around the world

Pink supermoon seen around the world

Yahoo Singapore·2020-04-09 00:46

All over the planet, people stepped outside sometime between April 7 and April 8 to see the same thing: a pink supermoon.It was the closest that the moon will be to the Earth for all of 2020, a mere 356,907 kilometres, appearing up to seven per cent bigger than a typical full moon.The pink moon is the name given to the full moon of early spring, named for the flower Phlox subulata, a common springtime flower. Despite its appearance in some photos, the moon doesnt actually turn pink its just a haze in some areas.This moon was also the Paschal Moon, which is how the date is set for Easter each year (hence why Easter falls on this Sunday, the first one after the Paschal Moon).If you didnt get a chance to see it for yourself (or just want to admire it again), heres a look at some of the shots people snapped from around the world.

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