It’s claimed the pink supermoon occurs at the same time as when the pink phlox flowers bloom.
It’s named as a “pink” supermoon because it’s the super moon that’s closest to the flower blossom season.
Another claim is that pink supermoon also takes place at the same time of the year as when the pink phlox or moss pink flowers bloom.
People from all around the word were able to capture the event:
From Glastonbury in England...
The full moon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on April 26, 2021 in Glastonbury, England..
...to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France...
A supermoon rises over the Eiffel Tower on April 26, 2021 in Paris, France.
...to the San Andreas Fault in California.
The Super Pink Moon rises behind the Leathers Geothermal Facility, a power plant that taps into deep underground heat near the Salton Sea at the southern tip of the San Andreas Fault, on April 26, 2021 near Calipatria, California.
Many were also sharing their shots of the rare event on social media:
First Supermoon of 2021 ❤️
She’s so beautiful 🥺
#FullMoon #Supermoon https://t.co/V1jlRNgKII
— Bi - anca 🏳️🌈 | Commisions Open (@Bi - anca 🏳️🌈 | Commisions Open)
Tonight’s #Supermoon as seen from Kemah,Tx. First photo taken with an IPhone 12 and second taken with Nikon P950… https://t.co/WD0SYjQYiz