If you didn’t catch Monday night’s ginormous “pink supermoon” your fellow Vancouverites have got you covered.
Known as the "Pink Moon," April's full moon rose was at its fullest at 4:13 a.m. -- so don't feel too bad if you missed it. The Old Farmer's Almanac notes that the Pink Moon got its name from "heralding the appearance of the 'moss pink,' or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers." They note that Native peoples would give distinctive names to each reoccurring full moon to mark the change of seasons. As such, many of these names arose when Native Americans first interacted with colonialists.
The April full moon also goes by other names including the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Full Fish Moon. notes Space.com.
Reddit user 500DOS captured the moon’s rise into the sky in a beautiful time-lapse taken from New Westminster.
Another Redditor, Initialyee, posted this eerie shot of the supermoon peering from behind some black wisps of cloud. They said this was the only photo they were able to get before the clouds got heavier.
Bengnelms got luckier though as they captured a photo so clear you can see the impact craters pockmarking the lunar surface.
Vighnesh Iyer got this beauty too.
When clouds obscured Reddit user Toddexposure’s view of the supermoon they chose instead to capture its reflection on Burrard Inlet.
With files from Elana Shepert