At a time when a pal of gloom hovers over the world grappling with COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Super Pink Moon’ shone bright in the skies on Tuesday night. This was the largest super moon of the year, according to experts and coincided with the lunar perigee — the moon's closest point to Earth. The moon and the earth were just 221,851 miles away.
The super, however, wasn’t actually pink in colour, as per its name which is linked to the Spring season and wildflowers blossoming in the season.
The gorgeous moon gave a humble reason to the people to cheer in times f distress and the Twitter was flooded with images.
“Go outside and look up tonight. The #PinkMoon is gracing our skies with all its splendor! (sic),” wrote one Twitter user.
To some, it even brought a glimmer of hope for the things to turn better. “The pink moon is the biggest moon of 2020. Symbolically, it represents a turning point. Flowers after the rain. A new season. A fresh start. Shes reminding you that you’ve won. It’s almost over,” wrote another Twitter user.
The pink moon is the biggest moon of 2020. Symbolically, it represents a turning point. Flowers after the rain. A new season. A fresh start. Shes reminding you that you’ve won. It’s almost over. pic.twitter.com/hCJ4x6Ut75— ♡ michiko ♡ (@meIissacouture) April 8, 2020
Sharing a few of my #PinkMoon pics—as I think of how God gives us the moon to remind us that there are phases to life, we constantly change and always get another chance to be brand new pic.twitter.com/Da0r3xztgi— Chelle Luper Wilson (@chellewilsonaka) April 8, 2020
Here is tonight's full "Pink Moon" rising behind the Conimicut Point Light in Warwick, RI USA. It was still fairly light out as it rose, so seen through the antitwilight arch and Belt of Venus along the eastern horizon it actually did look a little pink for a while! pic.twitter.com/zXaaH60Lhq— Jason Major (@JPMajor) April 8, 2020