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Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show – BBC News, Bbc.com

Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show – BBC News, Bbc.com
        

Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies of Europe.

Despite its name, there is not any noticeable color difference to the full moon – due to reach a peak in the UK at : 76 BST on Wednesday.

The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower and is first seen across North America as spring begins.

Tuesday evening’s lunar light show was captured through breathtaking images.

                                 Pink supermoon rises above Windsor Castle Image copyright                   PA Media                                                        
Image caption                                      April’s supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on 9 March. Here, the moon is seen above Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening                              
                                 The Super Pink Moon rises next to the London Eye in London, Britain 07 April March 2020 Image copyright                   EPA                                                        
Image caption                                      A bright glow was cast on central London as the city continued to observe social distancing measures                              
                                 The Pink Supermoon rises over the Shard skyscraper in London Image copyright                   Reuters                                                        
Image caption                                      The pink moon rises over the Shard skyscraper in London                              
                                 The supermoon rises over Mow Cop in Staffordshire Image copyright                   Reuters                                                        
Image caption                                      The scene at Mow Cop in Staffordshire. The hashtags #supermoon, #pinkmoon and #superpinkmoon all trended on social media as the UK looked skyward                              
                                 A pink supermoon is seen over the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk Image copyright                   PA Media                                                        
Image caption                                      The view from the Angel of the North in Gateshead. The moon can look up to (% bigger and) % brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth, known as its perigee                              
                                 A pink supermoon is seen over the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk Image copyright                   PA Media                                                        
Image caption                                      The supermoon radiated over landmarks, such as the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk, Scotland. Many people on social media reflected on how the lunar light projects a sense of calm and positivity amid the coronavirus pandemic                              
                                 A pink supermoon is seen over the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk Image copyright                   Getty Images                                                        
Image caption                                      Elsewhere in Europe, the pink supermoon rose above well-known landmarks including the Reichstag Building in Berlin                              
                                 The spectacular Super Pink Moon rises above Rome, Italy Image copyright                   EPA                                                        
Image caption                                      The majesty of Rome was illuminated by the supermoon                              
                                 Supermoon shines over the Reichstag Building in Berlin, Germany Image copyright                   Reuters                                                        
Image caption                                      In Paris, the supermoon could be seen between the two towers of Notre Dame                              
                                 A pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of Ireland Image copyright                   PA Media                                                        
Image caption                                      Thousands – including a family at the Rock of Dunamase in the Republic of Ireland – took pause to glance upwards and take in the view                              

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            A pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of IrelandA pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of IrelandA pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of Ireland (Read More) A pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of Ireland

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