Supermoon sightings light up SnapJAX gallery

When to see the next two upcoming supermoons

Dave Hall took this photo Monday night in Davis Shores, St. Augustine.
Dave Hall took this photo Monday night in Davis Shores, St. Augustine. (wjxt)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Monday evening, dozens of SnapJAX app users share photos of the Super Pink Moon which lit up a perfectly clear April evening.

It was the first in a trio of supermoons to kick off the series in 2021.

The next supermoon will rise on May 26 with the last supermoon of the year on June 24.

The April 26 supermoon is called the pink moon because moonlight can shine on springtime blooms of creeping phlox or moss phlox wildflowers.

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Beautiful Full moon at Atlantic Beach

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There’s still time to upload your photos (plus it will still look pretty full tonight, although the evening won’t be quite as clear). Visit News4Jax.comSnapJAX.

So what makes a moon super?

A supermoon is brighter and slightly bigger than other full moons because the timing of the full moon is also at a point in orbit closest to the earth called perigee.

A side-by-side comparison of both moons shows a small perceivable difference in size which would go unnoticed by the naked eye.

Regardless of the full moon’s status, a clear night always makes for interesting photos.

Size difference between a full moon and supermoon. (wikipedia cc)

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