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.