iN PHOTOS: Clear skies meant great shots of Pink Supermoon in Kamloops, Okanagan
Yasuko Todd of Kamloops took this shot of last night's orange orb.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Yasuko Todd
April 27, 2021 - 11:18 AM
Astronomers, sky watchers and photographers had full moon fever yesterday evening.
Moon gazers in Kamloops and the Okanagan took advantage of some mostly clear skies to get some fantastic images of the April ‘Pink Moon.’
And yes, the full moon last night, April 26, didn't look pink.
That's because its name is rooted in the blooming creeping phlox, or 'moss pink,' according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. The pink super moon had a golden hue, which could be best seen when it was first rising. It was also roughly 15% brighter than the average full moon.
The Algonquin dubbed the April moon the Breaking Ice Moon, marking the spring thaw of rivers and lakes, the Almanac said.
It was the first of two supermoons that will be appearing in the night sky this spring.
The next supermoon will appear on May 26.
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