Gaze at the most beautiful shots of last night’s pink supermoon
Last night, the world was treated to a gorgeous sight up in the sky: a supermoon. Usually, this phenomenon is when the moon gets closer to Earth than normal. Sometimes, however, these supermoons can have different flavors. Last night’s supermoon over Australia was special due to its color: pink. Oh boy, that supermoon was absolutely stunning.
Now, why was the pink supermoon called the pink supermoon? Well, apparently, NASA says that it got the name from “the herb pink moss, also known as creeping phlox, moss phlox or mountain phlox, which is one of the earliest spring flowers appearing in the United States.” The color of the moss is, indeed, pink. Either way, last night’s pink supermoon was glorious.
Here are some of our fave tweets about it. Honestly, it’s mainly photos of how pretty the pink supermoon looks.
Pink #Supermoon rising over Charlottesville, VA this evening. And yes, it was really very pink 😍🌔#vawx #stormhour #PinkMoon pic.twitter.com/UXB3AfyPuG
— Peter Forister ⚡️🌪⚡️ (@forecaster25) April 27, 2021
Here’s one gorgeous shot from Virginia!
Super Pink Moon behind the Statue Of Liberty #Supermoon #SuperPinkMoon #nyc pic.twitter.com/8JEpM4zIqG
— Dan Martland (@DanTVusa) April 27, 2021
Look at how nice that shot came out!
Here’s one right behind the Statue of Liberty.
If you can't see the #Supermoon tonight tape a tortilla on your window for that authentic experience! pic.twitter.com/6Ny5jCOSVR
— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) April 27, 2021
Tortilla or pink supermoon? You be the judge.
The moon 🌝 this evening is something special #FullMoon #Supermoon #moon #astrophotography #Manchester pic.twitter.com/sp3zVmBAKW
— Gareth Worthington (@garethmanc) April 26, 2021
You seriously can’t get a more goth vibe sort of shot out of the pink supermoon.
Well now. Calgary looks nice under a super pink moon. #pinkmoon #supermoon2021 #supermoon #YYC #westjet pic.twitter.com/U0cOncztms
— Neil Zeller (@Neil_Zee) April 27, 2021
Calgary looks like another world practically.
PASS IT ON! First Full Supermoon of 2021 arrives tonight. It will appear slightly larger and brighter than usual. Photo courtesy of Sandy Bartlett. #Supermoon #Space pic.twitter.com/cFanZ3nqjD
— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) April 26, 2021
It’s the first supermoon of 2021! According to most experts, we’ll only get two of them this year and the pink supermoon was one of them.
The PINK #Supermoon is amazing right now 💖 pic.twitter.com/8cdM06eZuu
— A★M (@YapapaMirage) April 27, 2021
That took longer than expected
We’re honestly surprised it took this long to make a Sailor Chibi Moon joke.
Tonight's #Supermoon over Bulacan, Philippines. #GalaxyS21Plus pic.twitter.com/F1sD5akmGt
— Jared (@iamcadz) April 27, 2021
Here’s an equally gorgeous shot of the pink supermoon from the Philippines.
A pink supermoon lit up the skies last night. Supermoons happen when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, appearing up to 30% brighter.
🇬🇧 Stonehenge, UK
🇹🇷 Istanbul, Turkey
🇺🇸 NYC, U.S.
🇨🇺 Havana, Cuba pic.twitter.com/VAIeDkqAEa
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 27, 2021
Get it, pink supermoon!
And to cap things off, some gorgeous shots from around the world.