On Monday night, a full “pink” moon captivated sky watchers all over the world. The moon, however, is not actually pink; it is named for a pink flower that blooms in spring.

Our friends at the Capital Weather Gang said what made the moon special is that it marked the first of three straight “supermoons,” or full moons that approach the Earth close to their nearest point in their monthly orbits, making them appear bigger than a regular full moon.