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East Anglian stargazers treated to spectacular pink supermoon

The moon was visible across East Anglia. Credit: Viewer pictures/ITV News Anglia

Stargazers across East Anglia were treated to a spectacular supermoon on Tuesday night.

The moon, known as the pink supermoon, peaked just before 4am on Wednesday morning.

Despite its name, there's no actual colour difference to the surface of the moon.

  • Watch a video of some of the supermoon pictures from viewers

The moon gets his name from a Northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower, which starts to pop up in the US and Canada at the beginning of spring.

The moon was the brightest and biggest of 2020, due to the fact it is the closest to the Earth it will get this year.

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The moon above Graveley in Hertfordshire. Credit: Carla Sears
  • In this video, ITV News Anglia Weatherman Chris Page explains what a supermoon is and why this one was a Pink Moon when it wasn't pink.
The moon above Norwich, shortly after 1am on Wednesday. Credit: Thomas Dohlman
The moon above Colchester. Credit: Neil Woodley
The moon above Maylandsea in Essex. Credit: Jeanette Farrow
The moon above Beck Row in Suffolk. Credit: Bill Malone
The moon above Magdalen near Kings Lynn. Credit: Andy Knowles
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