Be sure to look up and enjoy the ‘Pink Moon’

Simply look up!

Despite its name, the ‘Pink Moon’ won’t be pink at all.

I can practically see you scratching your head.

So, you’re wondering, if the moon won’t appear pink, why is it called a ‘pink moon?’

Look up to enjoy the ‘Pink Moon’

The moon will become full at 6:12 a.m. CST on Friday, April 19.

The ‘Pink Moon’ is a tribute to the spring flower, phlox. Image by RitaE from Pixabay

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “April’s full Moon is called the Full Pink Moon, heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox—one of the early spring flowers.”

The lunar occurrence just happens to line up with the blooming of the wildflower.

This particular full moon may also be called the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Full Fish Moon, according to the folks at space.com.

And, this is also the Paschal Moon or the first full moon of the spring season.

That’s actually why Easter falls so late this year!

Easter is always observed the first Sunday after the Paschal moon.

April 20 is just four days shy of the latest date that Easter can fall.

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For the best view of the moon, experts say you should watch on the night of April 18 when it will be at near-peak fullness and will be vibrant in the night sky.

Of course, you’ll also be able to appreciate it in the early morning hours of April 19 as well.

“A full Moon in April brings frost. If the full Moon rises pale, expect rain.” — The Old Farmer’s Almanac