99/366 | Super Pink Moon

April 09, 2020  •  1 Comment

I took a little artistic license with this image as the Super Pink Moon is not named for its color. From The Old Farmer's Almanac:

"Although we wish this name had to do with the color of the Moon, the reality is not quite as mystical or awe-inspiring. In truth, April’s full Moon often corresponded 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.”  Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the Pink Moon!"

The main reason I used this image was because of the airplane that passed in front of the moon as I took the shot. Also, this moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2020. Observed around 9:30PM CT.

99/36699/366Super Pink Moon
400mm | f/11 | ISO 400 | 1/200 sec


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Betty(non-registered)
Love that you took artistic license! I'd never heard of a pink moon until this year!
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