Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies of Europe.

Despite its name, there is not any noticeable colour difference to the full moon – due to reach a peak in the UK at 03:55 BST on Wednesday.

The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower and is first seen across North America as spring begins.

Tuesday evening’s lunar light show was captured through breathtaking images.

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Pink supermoon rises above Windsor CastleImage copyright
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April’s supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on 9 March. Here, the moon is seen above Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening

The Super Pink Moon rises next to the London Eye in London, Britain 07 April March 2020Image copyright
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A bright glow was cast on central London as the city continued to observe social distancing measures

The Pink Supermoon rises over the Shard skyscraper in LondonImage copyright
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The pink moon rises over the Shard skyscraper in London

The supermoon rises over Mow Cop in StaffordshireImage copyright
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The scene at Mow Cop in Staffordshire. The hashtags #supermoon, #pinkmoon and #superpinkmoon all trended on social media as the UK looked skyward

A pink supermoon is seen over the Angel of the North in GatesheadImage copyright
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The view from the Angel of the North in Gateshead. The moon can look up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth, known as its perigee

A pink supermoon is seen over the Kelpies sculpture in FalkirkImage copyright
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The supermoon radiated over landmarks, such as the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk, Scotland. Many people on social media reflected on how the lunar light projects a sense of calm and positivity amid the coronavirus pandemic

Supermoon shines over the Reichstag Building in Berlin, GermanyImage copyright
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Elsewhere in Europe, the pink supermoon rose above well-known landmarks including the Reichstag Building in Berlin

The spectacular Super Pink Moon rises above Rome, ItalyImage copyright
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The majesty of Rome was illuminated by the supermoon

The pink supermoon rises between the two towers of Notre Dame CathedralImage copyright
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In Paris, the supermoon could be seen between the two towers of Notre Dame

A pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of IrelandImage copyright
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Thousands – including a family at the Rock of Dunamase in the Republic of Ireland – took pause to glance upwards and take in the view

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source: bbc.com

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