April’s full moon is traditionally known as the pink moon, named for the petals of the moss pink herb, one of the earliest spring flowers to bloom in the eastern United States. This year’s pink moon is the first in a trio of super moons, which occur during the lunar perigee, when Earth’s largest natural satellite is at its nearest point in its revolution, and it appears slightly larger and brighter. This photo, taken shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday from Moolack Beach, shows the setting moon behind the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in north Newport as viewed through a 500mm lens. On May 26, skywatchers in the western U.S. will be able to view a super moon and a total lunar eclipse. The last super moon of the year will occur on June 24. (Photo by Jeremy Burke)

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