In pictures: King’s Day’s orange super moon
This year’s King’s Day may have been celebrated in lockdown, but it certainly wasn’t uneventful! On the night of King’s Day, from about 9.40pm, a “super king moon” rose above the Netherlands - and was coloured a very festive orange.
An orange super moon in honour of King's Day
While the Netherlands probably sees around four super moons a year, the next super king moon won’t occur until 2127, making Tuesday’s moon even more special. The last time this happened was way back in 1901, when the Netherlands experienced a super queen moon on Queen's Day.
What made Tuesday’s moon even more notable was its halo, which meant that many across the Netherlands didn’t just see a large moon, but also an orange one! Check out some of the photos below.
During a super moon, the moon is about 27.500 kilometres closer to the Earth than normal, which makes the moon appear significantly larger.