Stargazers and photographers in Greece have enjoyed the sight of the ‘pink’ supermoon.
According to NASA, supermoons occur when the moon passes closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit, so that the full moon appears larger than usual as a result.
Despite the name, the moon is not actually pink in colour. It’s named after the pink phlox, a flower in the US that blooms around the same time the “pink” moon appears.
On May 26, 2021, there will be another full Moon—the year’s biggest and brightest supermoon, which will also be a “Blood Moon”—the colloquial term for a total lunar eclipse.
Here a few breathtaking shots of the astronomical event: