A full Pink Moon setting behind Glastonbury Tor on a spring morning in Somerset. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Pink Moonset

The full moon in April is known as a pink moon, supposedly named after the colour of blossom that's often prevalent at that time of year. Because April's full moon occurs near equinox it sets almost due west, making it easy to photograph from the moors to the east of Glastonbury. With a clear forecast for a run of days around the full moon I planned to photograph it from the village of West Pennard, about 4 miles outside of Glastonbury. I knew that the distance between me and the Tor would accentuate the size of the moon in relation to it. The key to getting the picture right was a clear sky, a powerful telephoto lens and a sturdy tripod.

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