A SPECTACULAR Pink Super Moon graced our skies last night and residents had their camera at the ready to snap pictures of the lunar event.

As the sun set yesterday evening, April 26, star gazers looked to the sky to spot the rare Pink Super Moon shining bright in the sky.

Unfortunately, despite the name, the moon did not appear pink in the sky, instead, it appeared bigger and brighter than a normal Full Moon.

A Supermoon appears when the moon is at its closest point to Earth and therefore at its brightest. The Moon has to come within 90 per cent of its closest approach to Earth (224,865 miles) to be formally defined as a Super Moon.

It means we on earth are able to see the entire full face of the Moon lit up by the Sun, and the moon’s proximity should mean that it will be possible to view craters and other surface features, even without binoculars or a telescope.

Throughout the years many different cultures named the full moons that appeared throughout the year as a way to tell the time.

April’s full Moon corresponded with the springtime bloom of the pink flowers wild ground phlox and this is how the moon got it’s name.