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Super Pink Full Moon 2021

Waning gibbous moon the day after the Super Pink Moon which was a bit fuzzy and hiding behind clouds. You can view the Super Moon in the next image below (for good luck 😀).

TRIVIA 1 : In North America, the April full “pink” moon is not in that color but was named after the herb moss pink flowers that bloom in season, based on native American moon names.

TRIVIA 2 : Capitalize this! While debates have sparked among planetary scientists through the years, according to NASA’s Style Guide for NASA History Authors and Editors:

“Capitalize the names of planets (‘Earth,’ ‘Mars,’ ‘Jupiter’).  Capitalize ‘Moon’ when referring to Earth’s Moon; otherwise, lowercase ‘moon’ (ex:’The Moon orbits Earth,’ ‘Jupiter’s moons have names’). Capitalize ‘Sun’ when referring to our Sun but not to other suns. Do not capitalize ‘solar system’ and ‘universe.’ ‘Earth,’ when used as the name of the planet, is not preceded by ‘the’; you would not say ‘the Neptune’ or ‘the Venus.’ When ‘earth’ is lowercased, it refers to soil or the ground, not the planet as a whole. Do use ‘the’ in front of ‘Sun’ and ‘Moon’ as applicable.”

Retired NASA lunar expert and planetary scientist Wendell Mendell explains that “moon” is a noun for any one of hundreds of moons in the solar system, each of which has a name. The name in english for the principal satellite of Earth is ‘the Moon.’ The rule is similar for ‘the Sun’ when referring to the prominent star in our sky to distinguish it from multitude of suns in the universe.”

Clive Neal, a lunar authority, also said, “the name of Earth’s only natural satellite is ‘the Moon’ — it is a proper noun, the moon of the Earth called Moon, so it is spelled with a capital ‘M.’ End of story.”

Hope you enjoyed reading. 😊

Super Pink Moon April 27 2021 © Jojie Alcantara

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