A Magnificent Full Flower Moon Will Illuminate Vancouver’s Skies Next Month

Mindy Sparks
April 18, 2019

Instead of pink, the full moon will first appear in the sky with a pale orange shade and turn more yellow as it rises above the eastern horizon.

On Friday, April 19, the "Pink Moon" will rise.

It'll appear on Friday 12 April, beginning at 12.12 British Summer Time.

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

The April moon is also called the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon and the fish moon, the Farmer's Almanac says.

What even is a full moon?

What are all the Full Moon names in 2019?

However, the moon does sometimes look slightly pink.

A "pink moon" is due to rise on April 19 this year, lighting up the night sky with fabulous colours, and many people are excited about catching a glimpse of the odd lunar phenomenon. The moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the sun, meaning that its face will be fully illuminated, according to the Daily Mail.

In other words, the moon is completely sunlight and appears to us from the earth as a round white disk.

And the moon isn't the only astronomical phenomenon lighting up the sky in the next week: the Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak Monday morning.

The moon will have a rather lovely hue tomorrow night. It will be at this time that the moon will appear so large, and this is actually due to an optical illusion popularly known as the moon illusion. These nicknames can be traced back by centuries to the Native Americans or early Colonials from Europe. The name was derived from a herb called Moss Pink Phlox, which blooms around this time of the year in the USA and Canada.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article