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Pink Supermoon left a trail of color wonder in Ireland’s sky

DUBLIN: The sky of Ireland witnessed a rare spectacle of Super Moon. This full moon, which arrived in April, is also known as the “pink moon”. The name comes from the pink flowers known as phlox that bloom in the spring.

Supermoon occur when the moon is at its nearest point to the Earth in its orbit. Earth’s natural satellite appeared larger and brighter than usual on Tuesday. The phenomenon was visible on the morning of April 27 and just before sunset. The next supermoon will appear in May, the astronomer said.

During Supermoon, the Earth’s natural satellite was 14% larger and 30% brighter, Anna Ross, an astronomer at the observatory in Greenwich, London, said. “This can happen because the moon orbits the Earth on an elliptical path, rather than a circular one,” she said.

“The average distance of the moon from the Earth is 384,400km, but the moon will reach its closest point this lunar month on April 27th at 4.24pm, when it will be 357,379 km away,” she said.

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