Last night, the first supermoon of 2021 lit up NYC skies!
A supermoon is a full moon that appears to be bigger than usual because it’s at its closest point to Earth in a given orbit, and New Yorkers got to take in the magical “Pink Moon” last night. Though some color enhancements might make you believe otherwise, it has that name not because of the color, but because of the “herb moss pink” that is native to the eastern United States and is “one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring.”
And there are only two supermoons total this year (the next one being May 26), so you really want to take them in!
Although last night (April 27 around 11 p.m.) was when it peaked, you can still view the supermoon through the wee hours of Wednesday morning this week.
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