When And What Exactly Is The Pink Moon?

Apr 12, 2017, 00:26
When And What Exactly Is The Pink Moon?

This particular full moon comes just after the Spring Equinox-a time known for the spread of a pink flower called moss pink or phlox...

But despite its name, it won't mean the moon turns a rosy shade.

You'll hear a lot about April's Pink Moon in the next couple of days, but don't expect it to look particularly pink.

"In Indian mythology, we have our own way of celebrating full moons, such as Buddha Purnima and Guru Purnima", he said.

The Pink Moon as seen from the Earth is fully illuminated when the Earth, moon, and Sun are lined up with the Earth in between the two.

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The full moon is celebrating the change of seasons by pairing up with the dazzling planet Jupiter.

Stargazers will have the opportunity to watch April's full Pink Moon rise in the night sky, in the early morning of 11 April 2017. The date of Easter is connected with new moon.

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, Colonial American's learned the "full pink moon" name from Native Americans.

Below, to celebrate the pink moon, see some wonderful recent photos of pink flowers from our readers...

Tonight at 11:08 p.m., a full moon will appear over Vancouver. For Jewish people, it marks the start of the holiday Passover, and it signifies the beginning of the Hindu festival Hanuman Jayanti. The Lyrids meteor shower is expected to hit its peak on or close to, April 22, the Daily Mail reports. That's the case this year, with Easter being celebrated on Sunday, April 16.