News Link: Pink Moon – Fascinating Picture Released By ISS From Space – By ND News Desk
The International Space Station (ISS) on April 29 displayed a series of images of the ‘Super Moon’ from space. A post on the ISS’s official Instagram page reads – “Earlier the pictures of ‘Super Moon’ were taken from the station. It is a fantastic sight from space no matter what phase the Moon is in”
It is also known as the ‘Pink Moon’. Moon appeared on April 27-28, 2021 and is said to be the first of at least two such heavenly events this year. A ‘Super Moon’ can be seen when it is at the nearest point to Earth and it is full. This phenomenon gives a larger look of moon than normally it appears in the sky.
During the April full moon, the moon appeared 222,064 miles (357,378 kilometres) away from Earth. That is about 8% closer than the distance of an average full moon (240,000 miles or 384,400 km).
NASA’s Gordon Johnston wrote in a guide – April full moon is also called the Pink Moon. But it is not pink in color. The term pink moon derived from the herb pink moss. The other name is creeping phlox, then moss phlox or mountain phlox. This is one of the earliest spring flowers found in the United States. The supermoon has also other names. Some of them are Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes of North America, the Fish Moon.
Supermoon will be visible next on May 26 – that is the next nearest supermoon of this year. It will distance at 357,463 km (222,117 miles) away from the Earth.
International Space Station
Fifteen countries contribute to The International Space Station to operate a world-class, state-of-the-art orbiting laboratory
Also read more news at Environment Segment
Pink Moon – Fascinating Picture Released By ISS From Space