People are being urged to snap photos of the Supermoon this week

The Pink Moon rises this week

People are being urged to snap photos of the Supermoon this week

File pic of the Supermoon in April

The people of Donegal are being urged to look east, where the sun rises, on April 27 to see the SuperMoon known popularly as the Pink Moon. 

The April full moon is recognised as the Pink Moon not because of its colour but rather because it coincides with the blooming of pink flowers, according to Astronomy Ireland.

People are being urged to watch the moon for 3 nights this week, tonight, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, especially at moon rise.
"This is one of the closest full moons of the year, hence the name SuperMoon," said David Moore, Founder of Astronomy Ireland magazine.

Full Moons are visible from dusk until dawn. However, the moon illusion makes them most impressive as they rise: "So we are urging people to get out and witness this beautiful sight in nature and send us their photos and comments for our magazine" Mr Moore said.

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