There's A Pink Moon Coming This Weekend

Mindy Sparks
April 19, 2019

This month's full moon will, weather permitting, should actually be imbued with a pale orange hue, turning to yellow as it rises over the horizon this Good Friday, April 19.

The moon will be 100 percent full at 7:12 a.m. EST Friday but you can still capture its majesty on Thursday night and Friday night.

According to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the next lunar event will occur July 16-17 where skywatchers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse.

As for what you can expect to see, the name can be deceiving, conjuring images of an otherworldly, cotton candy-hued moon-like something out of a science fiction movie. It has also been called the "Honey Moon" and "Mead Moon".

"The grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring".

The first full Moon of the year is sometimes known as the Wolf Moon, leading to January's super blood Moon being named the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

So there we have it: No pink moon, but the sky is big enough for more than just one show.

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Credit PA

The April full moon will arrive this Friday.

Full moons have a unique name for each month of the year.

When's the best time to see it?

The April full moon has also been called the Egg Moon because it is the egg-laying season among animals and coincides with Easter season, along with other names such as Fish Moon. Here is everything you need to know.

The name "Pink Moon" dates back to the time-keeping traditions of Native American tribes in America. 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.

Stargazers and astronomers can look for the rising pink moon by watching the eastern sky minutes before the sunset.

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