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Gorgeous pics of Pink supermoon to distact you from COVID-19

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April 08, 2020 08:47 IST
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Looking to catch a break from all the events surrounding coronavirus, then here's some amazing images from the pink supermoon that occurred on Tuesday night, enthralling all!

The Pink Supermoon rises over the Shard skyscraper in London. The Pink Supermoon is an astronomical event that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
 

The moon rises in the foreground of a temple top in Gurugram. Traditionally, the full moon in the month of April is named after certain wildflowers, called pink moss, native to eastern North America, and hence the name 'pink' refers to the pink flower that blossoms during this time and not the colour of the moon. Photograph: Gurinder Osan/PTI Photo

The Supermoon rises behind the Empire State Building in New York, as the building glows red in solidarity with those infected with coronavirus. Supermoons are an illusion. They aren't any larger than any other full moon, but the trick of the eye makes you see them as inflated orbs that are brighter and bigger than normal full moons. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

The beautiful moon rising between the two towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire almost one year ago, ahead of Easter celebrations to be held under lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Paris, France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The supermoon rises in the sky at the city of Vina del Mar, Chile. While most couldn't venture out of their homes, owing to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the virus, the phenomenon could be seen from people's homes too. Photograph: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters

The pink supermoon rises over the city of Rome. "When all feels troubled on the planet, looking up invokes a sense of wonder and promise. A simple event such as a full moon that reminds people to look to the sky can be just the escape that most people need right now," said Jackie Faherty, a senior scientist at the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Astrophysics. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Supermoon shines over the Reichstag Building in Germany. We have got to say looking at the moon surely makes us hopeful of the future. Photograph: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

A waxing gibbous moon rises behind the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, ahead of the 'Super Pink Moon', in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Christopher Pike/Reuters
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