Pink supermoon pictured shining brightly across the UK

The horizon was transformed with a spectacular glow when an enormous ‘Pink Moon’ rose into the sky last night and early this morning.

Skywatchers across the UK looked upwards to capture pictures of the moon which, despite the name, didn’t turn a shade of pink.

Sometimes known as the Egg Moon, this supermoon is a combination of two astronomical phenomena, a full moon which happens while the orb is at its closest to the earth.

The April full moon is known as the pink moon because of the wild flowers that usually bloom at around the same time.

And although the moon itself is not pink, it can give off a colourful glow due to atmospheric effects.

A supermoon, which is a rare celestial event, can appear up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average Full Moon.

The most recent full supermoon occurred on March 9, 2020 but his month’s is bigger and brighter.

The one on November 14, 2016 was the closest full supermoon since January 26, 1948, and will not be surpassed until November 25, 2034.

Last night’s moon was visible from sunset or around 8:15pm, but it peaked at 3:35am.

Don’t worry if you miss it – take a look at these pictures and rest assured there’s another one coming on 7 May. ​

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