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“Pink” full moon dazzles in D.C.’s night sky


(Kevin Ambrose)

Thursday night’s “pink” full moon rose magnificently above the eastern horizon, and many Washington, D.C. photographers captured it in all its glory.


(Kevin Ambrose)

Named for spring flowers rather than its true color, the heavenly orb progressed through shades of orange, yellow, and ultimately white as it ascended.

Related: Full pink moon and an eclipse half way around the world

Here’s a selection of photos from readers (via Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr). Thank you for the submissions!


(Phil Yabut via Flickr)

(Pablo Benavente via Flickr)

(Phil Yabut via Flickr)

Location: World War I Memorial (A B Pan via Facebook)

Location: Chester River (Andy Suplee via Facebook)

 

 

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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