Supermoon shines over Marlborough

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MARLBOROUGH – Skywatchers were treated to an abnormally bright and large “supermoon” last month. 

On the ground, local resident Susan Reich snapped photos of the moon steadily dancing on tree-tops.

“It was simply amazing to see,” Reich said in a Facebook post discussing the sight.

Named the “pink moon” as a nod to a kind of pink moss known as creeping phlox that grows in the early spring, this supermoon shone because of a quirk in the moon’s elliptical orbit. It was closer to Earth than is usual. So when full, it shone as a beacon in the sky.