Spectacular photos of the ‘pink’ supermoon in Greece

Spectacular photos of the 'pink' supermoon

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:

Sounio
Spectacular photos of the 'pink' supermoon
*George Vitsaras
Spectacular photos of the 'pink' supermoon
*Eurokinissi
Nafplion
Spectacular photos of the 'pink' supermoon
*Evangelos Bougiotis
Spectacular photos of the 'pink' supermoon
*Evangelos Bougiotis
*More on GCT: ‘Pink supermoon’ glows over Greece
GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.