Did you catch the pink moon this week? The supermoon took center stage in the sky on April 27th and we've rounded up the best photos that were just out of this world.
The full moon in April is also known as the “pink moon” as it is named after pink flowers, known as phlox, which bloom in the springtime.
It is also a supermoon because the full moon will occur when it is near its closest point to the Earth in its orbit.
The celestial event took place just before sunset on April 27th as the moon rose in the east and was visible until it set in the west the next morning.
How stunning did the pink moon look hanging out over Galway?
Galway under a pink moon... What an absolutely stunning shot this by @ZhangChaosheng of Aprils full moon at Salthill! 🌕💖😍💯 #Wow #PinkMoon #FullMoon #April #NightSky #LoveThisPlace #PicturePerfect #LoveGalway #Salthill #Galway #Ireland #VisitGalway pic.twitter.com/cVE4Zirn3Z— Visit Galway (@visit_galway) April 28, 2021
Here it is peaking out over Fastnet Lighthouse in Co Cork:
Last night’s full ‘Pink Moon’ emerges from the clouds as it rises over the Fastnet Lighthouse, as seen from Mizen Head, County Cork 🌕April 28, 2021
Another incredible photo from Cork, this time pictured with the contrast of nature and industrial living.
An April Pink Moon descends behind the gantry cranes and bulk carrier Pilatus Venture at the new @PortofCork deep water terminal at Ringaskiddy, Co. #Cork, #Ireland. #PINKMOON #PinkSupermoon #moon @creedonphoto @pure_cork #shipping #weather pic.twitter.com/1HmjmKyMpQ— David Creedon (@creedonphoto) April 27, 2021
Further afield, the pink moon looked incredible setting behind the prehistoric monument of Stonehedge in England.
THE STONEHENGE AND THE MOON. 🌕✨
LOOK: Sheep graze as the full moon, known as the "Super Pink Moon", sets behind Stonehenge near Amesbury, Britain on April 27, 2021. Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters pic.twitter.com/zx6YzpCfmP— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 27, 2021
It wasn't just Ireland that was treated to this amazing spectacle, the pink moon could also be seen all over the world, including at some famous landmarks.
MOONLIGHT OVER PARIS.
The spellbinding "Super Pink Moon" rose behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday, April 27.
The celestial phenomenon was also seen in Manila on Tuesday night. Christian Hartmann, Reuters.April 27, 2021
Here it is down under in Sydney, Australia:
The super "pink" moon behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge.(AP: Mark Baker) pic.twitter.com/lwb9G298qz— Eli Dror (@edrormba) April 27, 2021
The next supermoon will be visible in May 2021.