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Photos of the supermoon, April 2021

Bright shining moon with orange halo over city-scape.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Vermont Coronel Jr. in Quezon City, Philippines, captured this photo of the supermoon rising over the city on April 27, 2021. Thank you, Vermont!
Orange orb, darker on the bottom, peeking out from between high-rise apartment buildings.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Kannan A in Singapore captured this photo of the setting supermoon in the early morning of April 27, 2021. He wrote: “The April 2021 ‘Pink’ supermoon descending in the north west of Singapore this morning before the sunrise in the east. The moon was 99.9% full and was about 357,615 km (222,212 miles) away from Earth. The moon was really super huge when it was seen in contrast with the high rise public housing standing at 30 stories high. The sky was favorable throughout the night, and the moon was clearly visible from the rise to the setting.” Thank you, Kannan A!
Pink large full moon next to an old church steeple.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Marilyn Moffatt captured this photo of the rising supermoon on April 26, 2021. She wrote: “The spring supermoon, also known as the Pink Moon, rises over Newport, Rhode Island.” Thank you, Marilyn!

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Large pink moon to the top left over snowclad mountains in the distance and a snowy town in the foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mel Marshall in Alberta, Canada, captured this photo of the supermoon rising behind the snow-clad Rocky Mountains on April 26, 2021. Thank you, Mel!
Full moon with enhanced shadows, filling the field of view.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Helio C. Vital in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, captured this close-up photo of the supermoon on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “That’s April’s supermoon, only 357.6 thousand km away (~222,200 miles) and with a diameter of 33.8 arcminutes.” Thank you, Helio!
Large and faint full moon seemingly resting on top of a reddish high rise building.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Alexander Krivenyshev in New York, New York, captured this photo of the supermoon seemingly resting on top of a building on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “Full ‘Pink’ moon rises over the Upper West Side, New York City.” Thank you, Alexander!
Faint pink full moon over old stone fort with water in the foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mickey Walters in Jamestown, Rhode Island, captured this photo of a faint and pink-colored supermoon rising over Fort Adams on April 26, 2021. The pink color doesn’t originate on the moon, but stems from Earth’s atmosphere. Thank you, Mickey!
Bright yellow moon shining through patchy, obscuring black clouds on black background.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | It’s not clear everywhere! Raul Cortes in Monterrey, Mexico, captured this photo of the moon peeking through clouds on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “Pink full supermoon today …super cloudy today in Monterrey.” Thank you, Raul!
Stark grayscale of sailboat, lighthouse, seaside houses, and a full moon at top right.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | John Merriam in St. Augustine, Florida, captured this photo of the supermoon on April 26, 2026. He wrote: “The cloud bank on the Atlantic was playing with a row of photographers setup for the moonrise last night, but we did get a few momentary breaks for a good look or 2.” Thank you, John!
Detailed full moon on wispy pink sky above drawbridges, with water in the foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ian Hudson in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, captured this photo of the supermoon on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “In Cardiff Bay, looking over to the barrage built in 1995, during full moon rising” Thank you, Ian!
Lighthouse with large full moon behind top, with pink sky in background and birds flying by.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Abhijit Patil in Salem, Massachusetts, captured this photo of the moon on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “The first supermoon of 2021 in a series of supermoons coming up in the months to follow. It is not called a pink supermoon because it looks pink. It’s called so because of wild grown phlox, which is an early-blooming pink-colored flower.” Thank you, Abhijit!
Closeup full moon with seas and craters visible.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Naqib Hakimi in Telok Kemang Observatory, Port Dickson, Malaysia, captured this photo of the perigee moon on April 28, 2021. He wrote: “Perigee just means near Earth.” Thank you, Naqib!
Silhouette of woman holding full moon in her hand.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ana Paola Cavazos in Monterrey, México, captured this photo of the moon on April 26, 2021. She wrote: “The bright supermoon from yesterday shining on Monterrey’s night sky.” Thank you, Ana!
Harbor and mountains with full moon above.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Art Calapatia captured this photo of the moon on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “This is the supermoon rising over Steveston, British Columbia in Canada.” Thank you, Art!
Reddish moon behind stripy clouds and downtown skyscrapers.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Matt Lantz in Dallas, Texas, captured this photo of the moon on April 26, 2021. He wrote: “I was convinced we weren’t going to be able to see the supermoon rise last night here in Dallas because it was so cloudy, but man was I wrong! I’m so glad I decided to go out anyway and set up for it just hoping that it might appear. That’s probably the biggest thing I’m learning about photography lately: Never give up on a shot; you can’t take a picture if you’re not out there.” Thank you, Matt!

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Posted 
April 27, 2021
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