There’s a big, bright, and beautiful Full Pink Moon* lighting up the night sky tonight.
I took this picture last night, getting in early because we’re expecting overcast conditions with possible showers to fill our night sky.
At 99.8% illumination, the Moon still appeared full, and big and bright and beautiful.
April’s Full Pink Moon is the first of only two Super Moons for 2021. The next will be on May 27 (AEST) which also coincides with a total lunar eclipse. I’m already excited about that because the entire eclipse will be visible from where I live on the east coast of Australia.
Fingers crossed, there’s no cloud cover this time next month.
PS: I wrote this post this morning when it was overcast with a light drizzle falling. It’s now 3:00 pm and although the skies are not completely clear, the clouds are few and far between. If this keeps up, I’ll have a wonderful, clear view of the Super Pink Full Moon tonight.
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This is my next entry in Becky’s April Squares Photo Challenge – Bright.
* According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, April’s full Moon often corresponds with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata – commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox – which also went by the name “moss pink.”