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In pictures: Pink Moon lights up skies over Yorkshire

Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies above Yorkshire.

Despite its name, there is not any noticeable colour difference to the full moon, which reached its peak in the UK at 03:55 this morning.

These photos were taken by BBC Weather Watchers in Beverley, Goole, Ampleforth and Ryhill.

Super moon over Beverley
Nick Hedges
Super Moon, Goole

The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower and is first seen across North America as spring begins.

For more photos of the moon in the skies over Europe, click here.

Super moon, Ampleforth
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Super moon, Ryhill