In pictures: ‘Pink Supermoon’ illuminates the sky around the world | World News

A rare “pink supermoon” lit up the sky in the UK last night – similarly spectacular images captured worldwide.

Although the full moon of April is called pink, it is not really that color, it gets its name from the phlox flowers that bloom in spring.

But the supermoon position is well earned because of how close the moon appears to be in the sky as it is very close to the earth in its orbit. At this point, it appears to be about 14% larger and 30% brighter.

Supermoons usually occur three to four times a year and are expected next month. In the meantime, take a look through last night’s selection of stunning images from around the world of the event.

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Birds fly over the Opera House in Sydney as the moon rises. Picture: Abby
The moon sets behind the cathedral of the state capital, Saxony-Anholt, Macbeth. Picture: Abby
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The moon sets behind the cathedral of the state capital, Saxony-Anholt, Macbeth. Picture: Abby
Called moon moon "Super Pink Moon" On April 27, 2021, it rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. REUTERS / Bjoern Kills / New York Media Boat RESALES. No archives
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The moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City
Called moon moon "Super Pink Moon", As seen from West Orange in New Jersey, USA on April 26, 2021, rising in the skies of New York and the Empire State Building. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz
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Above the skies of New York and the Empire State Building as seen from West Orange in New Jersey
Supermoon raises over Prague in the Czech Republic. Picture: Abby
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Supermoon over Prague, Czech Republic. Picture: Abby
Supermoon raises crucifixes at Rimo near Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic. Picture: Abby
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Supermoon raises crucifixes at Rimo near Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic. Picture: Abby
The moon rises over a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Picture: Abby
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The moon rises over a statue of the Statue of Liberty in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Picture: Abby
Super Moon in China's Tanhuang Sweet. Picture: Abby
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Supermoon in China’s Tanhuang dessert. Picture: Abby
Beaver Bridge in Monaco, b. Image: A.P.
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Beaver Bridge in Monaco, Pennsylvania. Picture: Abby
The moon, also known as Supermoon, rises on April 26, 2021 over Havana, Cuba. REUTERS / Alexandre Menikini
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The full moon rises over Havana, Cuba
The full moon, also known as the Supermoon, rises above the Camelika Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey until April 26, 2021. REUTERS / Murad Sezer
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The moon rises above the Camelika Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
Called moon moon "Super Pink Moon" Rising behind the Eiffel Tower during a nationwide curfew on April 27, 2021 in Paris, France due to drastic measures against the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19). REUTERS / Christian Harmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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‘Pink Supermoon’ rises behind Eiffel Tower during nationwide curfew in Paris due to corona virus

Sophia Harrison

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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