The “Pink” Supermoon we recently had was the first of the only two supermoons we will see t his year. Supermoons are full moons that appear bigger in the sky than usual, though the difference may not be noticeable to the casual observer. During a supermoon, the full moon can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest from Earth. That’s because it coincides with the moon’s arrival at perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. Space.com
While the moon was pretty super (very big and very bright), it was not pink… much to my disappointment. The reason it is named this is because the April full moon often corresponds with the blooming of pink flowers in eastern North America; not sure what these flowers may be though. It was nice to go out on my back deck with just a light jacket on to capture it.
I decided to edit this image further in Photoshop to “pink” it up a bit.
Happy moon and star gazing to you.
Teri 📷 🌕