Pink Full Moon Rising Over Brighton's Palace Pier
April 19th 2019: The "Pink" full moon rising over The Palace Pier in Brighton, Sussex, UK. The moon appears pink because of the sun's reflected light as it rises above the horizon, as seen through the earth's atmosphere. The descriptive titles of the full and supermoons are derived from the Native American names for each month, for example, the Wolf Month in January, the Strawberry Moon in June and the Harvest Moon in September. As the moon rises in the sky it loses its pink/orange appearance and becomes grey-white again, until it passes below the horizon with a similar pink appearence.
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