'Pink supermoon' dazzles skies across the globe
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'Pink supermoon' dazzles skies across the globe

When a full moon makes its closest approach to the earth, it looks bigger and brighter than usual, therefore a “supermoon”.

What is the supermoon?

The orbit of the moon around the earth is elliptical, which makes the distance between the two objects change at times. When a full moon makes its closest approach to the earth, it looks bigger and brighter than usual, therefore a “supermoon”.

New York City dazzles

The full moon of April, called the Super Pink Moon, rises over the skyline of Manhattan, New York on April 26, 2021.

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Why is it pink?

According to NASA, this year's super moon has been called a "pink" super moon, as it appears in April and named after an American plant, pink phlox, that blooms in Spring.

Latin America shines

A huge moon dazzled Argentines, Venezuelans, and Chileans on Monday (April 26) night as a glowing supermoon rose high over Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Caracas cities.

Bondi Beach made more iconic

A pink super moon lit up the Australian sky on Monday (April 26), as Sydneysiders braved the evening chill to observe the first super moon of 2021 over iconic Bondi Beach.

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