Stargazers marvel at emerging pink supermoon in skies above UK

Stargazing enthusiasts have been marvelling at the emergence of a pink supermoon in the night skies over the UK.

Across the country, people have being grabbing cameras and smartphones to try and record the lunar light show on Tuesday evening.

Twitter users have posted their attempts to capture the view above them and to share their enjoyment at the "amazing" and "beautiful" sight.

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A pink supermoon is seen over The Royal Liverbuilding, Liverpool, Merseyside. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 7, 2020. April's supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on March 9. See PA story SCIENCE Supermoon. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
This picture taken early on April 8, 2020 shows the closest supermoon to the Earth, also known as a pink moon, behind the cross on a church in downtown Moscow. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
NEW JERSEY, USA - APRIL 7: Super Pink Moon is seen over Eagle Rock Reservation Park in New Jersey, United States on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Islam Dogru/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07, 2020: A super moon, also called full pink moon, rises above central London on 07 April, 2020 in London, England. The April supermoon is the biggest and brightest in 2020 as it's orbit is at its closest distance from the Earth at around 357,042 km.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07, 2020: A super moon, also called full pink moon, rises above central London on 07 April, 2020 in London, England. The April supermoon is the biggest and brightest in 2020 as it's orbit is at its closest distance from the Earth at around 357,042 km.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: The super pink moon, the biggest supermoon of the year, rises over (L-R) Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the under construction Allegiant Stadium and McCarran International Airport on April 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pink moon got its name because the April full moon occurs at the same time as the pink wildflower Phlox subulata blooms in North America. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 7: Super Pink Moon is seen over New York City, United States on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2020/04/07: The rising of the full moon, a super moon, also called the pink moon. The moon reaches its perigee, i.e. the point closest to the Earth's orbit, on the night of 7-8 April as a full moon and therefore appears particularly larger to the human observers. (Photo by Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/04/07: Pink super moon rises above London, the brightest full moon of 2020. (Photo by Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A pink supermoon is seen over the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A plane passes the pink supermoon as it rises over Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. Picture date: Tuesday April 7, 2020. April's supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on March 9. See PA story SCIENCE Supermoon. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
HIGH WYCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07: The full moon is seen next to a red traffic light on April 07, 2020 in High Wycombe, United Kingdom. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest position to the Earth, known as the perigee, making the satellite appear bigger and brighter than usual. This month’s supermoon is also a Pink Moon, so-called by the Native Americans because of the pink flowers that appeared in the east of North America at this time of year. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: The supermoon rises behind clouds above an apartment block on April 07, 2020 in Manchester, England. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest position to the Earth, known as the perigee, making the satellite appear bigger and brighter than usual. This month’s supermoon is also a Pink Moon, so-called by the Native Americans because of the pink flowers that appeared in the east of North America at this time of year. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07: The Super Pink Moon rises over the Brixworth Anglo Saxon All Saints' church on April 07, 2020 in Northampton, United Kingdom. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches it's closest position to the Earth, known as the perigee, making the satellite appear bigger and brighter than usual. This month's supermoon is also a Pink Moon, so-called by the Native Americans because of the pink flowers that appeared in the east of North America at this time of year. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
A pink supermoon rises over the Rock of Dunamase in County Laois in the Republic of Ireland. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
WORTHING, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07: A supermoon rises over Worthing pier on April 07, 2020 in Worthing, United Kingdom. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest position to the Earth, known as the perigee, making the satellite appear bigger and brighter than usual. This month’s supermoon is also a Pink Moon, so-called by the Native Americans because of the pink flowers that appeared in the east of North America at this time of year. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
A pink supermoon is seen over a block of flats in Gateshead. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
A pink supermoon is seen over Windsor Castle. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
A pink supermoon is seen over Windsor Castle. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Supermoon shines over the German Chancellery on April 07, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Today's super pink moon is the biggest and closest supermoon of the year of the year (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 7, 2020, shows the closest supermoon to the earth, also known as pink moon, behind the top of a Stalin-era skyscraper seen in downtown Moscow. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
A pink supermoon is rises over Canary Wharf, London. Despite its name, there is no actual colour change to the appearance of the lunar surface - it is 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. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
MARDORF, GERMANY - APRIL 07: The super pink moon rises over a jetty at Steinhude Lake on April 7, 2020 in Mardorf, Germany. Todays super pink moon is the closest of the year. The Steinhude Lake is the largest lake in north-west Germany and is protected landscape due to its high appearance of migrating birds and is common hotspot for family holidays and water sports. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
A view of the pink moon, or April full moon, the closest supermoon of the year, seen over Krakow. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The Super Moon rises in Athens, Greece on February 19, 2019. A full moon rises in the night sky known as a Snow Moon and the celestial body appears big and bright in the sky. Astronomers believe this Super Moon will be the biggest and brightest to be seen this year. Februarys Moon is known as the Snow Moon as it was a time when there would be the most snow on the ground in some parts of the United States. (Photo by Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A woman poses during the Super Moon rises in Athens, Greece on February 19, 2019. A full moon rises in the night sky known as a Snow Moon and the celestial body appears big and bright in the sky. Astronomers believe this Super Moon will be the biggest and brightest to be seen this year. Februarys Moon is known as the Snow Moon as it was a time when there would be the most snow on the ground in some parts of the United States. (Photo by Giorgos Georgiou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Super Snow Moon as seen in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in Europe. It is Februarys Full Moon that is the Biggest Super Moon of 2019. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Despite its name, there will not be any noticeable colour difference to the full moon, which is due to reach its peak during the early hours of Wednesday at 3.55am.

The pink supermoon name is 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.

One user on Twitter commented: "It's great that we can all do something positive and #lookup in these dark times."

Another urged fellow tweeters: "That moon is beautiful tonight. Look out your window or step into your garden/balcony if you have one."

"If anyone needs a moment of calm, take a look at the moon right now," another Twitter user commented.

Sarah Jones, who took a photo of the moon from her back garden in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire, said: "The moon is one of my favourite things to take photos of, especially when its full.

"I just find it calming to look at and to know how many people in the world can see the same thing."

In some other cultures, the pink moon is known as the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon, and the fish moon.

As this will also be a supermoon, people can expect it to look up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky as it reaches its closest point to Earth, known as its perigee.

April's supermoon is the third of the year, following the worm moon on March 9.

The next full moon is referred to as the Flower Moon, which takes place on May 7.

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