In pictures: King’s Day’s orange super moon

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. 

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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