Super Pink Moon will Return Next Month

The vents on the Rhyno Mills building picked out by Monday night’s ‘Super Pink Moon’ over Castleisland. Photograph: John Reidy

A first glimpse of Monday night’s Super-Moon sent me striding for my camera and a search for a vantage point and an iconic landmark in town – all dictated by the presence and whereabouts of the Moon herself.

During that evening’s Moon-rise it appeared much bigger in the sky and I didn’t realise that it was a so called Super Pink Moon.

Apparently this means that the moon is closer to the earth and appears over ten percent larger and almost a third brighter than normal.

There is another Super-Moon on May 26th and it’s going to be bigger and brighter.

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