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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

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.

Did you get a photo of the Pink Supermoon? Feel free to share it with us by emailing news@infonews.ca.

Jennifer Brock caught this image from Anarchist Mountain in the south Okanagan last night, April 26, 2021.
Jennifer Brock caught this image from Anarchist Mountain in the south Okanagan last night, April 26, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Jennifer Brock

Bonnie Pryce took this shot of a moonlit Thompson Valley last night.
Bonnie Pryce took this shot of a moonlit Thompson Valley last night.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Bonnie Pryce

A few clouds didn't interfere with the effectiveness of this shot by Jason Foster in Kamloops.
A few clouds didn't interfere with the effectiveness of this shot by Jason Foster in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Jason Foster

Debra Ceravolo's great shot caught true pink colours, taken from her backyard in the south Okanagan yesterday morning, April 26, 2021.
Debra Ceravolo's great shot caught true pink colours, taken from her backyard in the south Okanagan yesterday morning, April 26, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Debra Ceravolo

Sheldon Herman took this close up of last night's full moon from his South Okanagan location.
Sheldon Herman took this close up of last night's full moon from his South Okanagan location.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Sheldon Herman

Kamloops resident Doug Giles got this great full moon shot last night.
Kamloops resident Doug Giles got this great full moon shot last night.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Doug Giles

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