Stargazers marvel at emerging pink supermoon in skies above Ireland

Stargazers marvel at emerging pink supermoon in skies above Ireland

The early hours of tomorrow morning are expected to be the best time to witness the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.

The pink supermoon will be in the sky tonight, and will look 30% brighter, and 14% larger than average.

David Moore from Astronomy Ireland, says it will be a spectacular sight:

"(At) 1.20am tonight that technically the moon will be biggest on your camera," he outlined.

Stargazing enthusiasts have been marvelling at the emergence of the pink supermoon in the night skies across the UK and Ireland.

Across the country, people have being grabbing cameras and smartphones to try and record the lunar light show on Tuesday evening.

Twitter users have posted their attempts to capture the view above them and to share their enjoyment at the “amazing” and “beautiful” sight.

The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower, which starts to pop up in the US and Canada at the beginning of spring.

A pink supermoon is seen over Belvoir castle in Leicestershire (Danny Lawson/PA)
A pink supermoon is seen over Belvoir castle in Leicestershire (Danny Lawson/PA)

In some other cultures, the pink moon is known as the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon, and the fish moon.

April’s supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on March 9.

The next full moon is referred to as the Flower Moon, which takes place on May 7.

- Additional reporting Press Association

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