PHOTOS: ‘Pink moon’ delights Houston sky watchers Monday night

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HOUSTON – April’s full moon, known as the “pink moon,” was visible in the skies over Houston on Monday night.

Despite the colorful nickname, the moon wasn’t actually pink. The term comes from pink-colored flowers that typically grow this time of year, signaling the beginning of spring.

This moon was about three days past perigee -- when it is nearest to Earth in its orbit. So, while it appeared fairly large, it was not considered a super moon.

Check out some photos of the “pink moon” shared on Click2Pins.

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kygirlintexas
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Katy
Super Pink Moon with my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
amandac32

Super Pink Moon with my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

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Houston
Pink moon, very cloudy.
#Cameraman24

Pink moon, very cloudy.

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Spring
The Pink Moon over Rosenberg
karenborovsky

The Pink Moon over Rosenberg

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Rosenberg
My shot of the Pink Moon. Enjoy your time 🙂
WEEintheCity.

My shot of the Pink Moon. Enjoy your time 🙂

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Bacliff
To Cloudy
VictorGutierrez

To Cloudy

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Houston
We need a night sky pin!  Pink Moon full! WilsonHill Colorado County. And Boxie Kallina would have captured it over his windmill.
leahking

We need a night sky pin! Pink Moon full! WilsonHill Colorado County. And Boxie Kallina would have captured it over his windmill.

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Houston