It was a beautiful scene in above Northern California this week, as the biggest and brightest super moon of 2021 shined over the night sky on Monday and Tuesday.
A “super moon” occurs when when the moon is within 90% of pedigree, or the closest to earth in its orbit. April’s rendition is named the “Super Pink Moon,” due to the Native American tradition of naming each full moon of the year, although different tribes attributed different names to each moon. This month’s moon is named Pink due to the coming of flowers in April, but other names for the moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
The Super Pink Moon, named for the moon that traveled closest to earth this year, gave onlookers a celestial show as the most recent storms cleared at just the perfect time. The moon did not disappoint, bringing out the most enthusiastic photographers and onlookers to view the event.
Here are some of the best photos of the Super Pink Moon from around NorCal this week: