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Check out that 'pink moon' shining brightly over Tampa Bay, nationwide

The moon was so bright early Tuesday morning that you may have had to wear shades.

OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but early risers were treated to an unusually bright "pink moon" on their commutes.

The "pink moon" got its name from Native Americans, inspired by the pink flowers called phlox that bloom across the United States and Canada in the early spring.

The full moon shone the brightest on Tuesday around 2:08 a.m. and was most prevalent across the East Coast. But if you're a late riser and didn't catch it in all its glory, no worries: It will be back Tuesday night.

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