A Full Pink Moon Is Coming This Spring

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a “pink moon” is expected to be visible this Friday, April 19th.

There’s just one thing though, it’s not actually pink.

So why is it called the Full Pink Moon?

In ancient times, tracking seasons by the lunar calendar was quite common. People observing the seasons would give names to each recurring full moon. April’s full moon is called the Full Pink Moon, comparing it to the Phlox, an early spring flower which tends to bloom around the same time as this recurring full moon.

Moss phlox (Phlox subulata) via Gardenia

Regardless of its color, it can still be fun to observe this full moon and celebrate spring time.

How can you view the Pink Moon?

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the moon will be most visible at 7:12 AM (EDT) on Friday, April 19.

You can watch out for it on the night of the 18th, as it will be easiest to see against the sky and the moon will be at near peak fullness.

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