All stargazers and amateur astronomers should be interested in this piece of news. April brings us all a treat because according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, there’s a “pink moon” expected to be visible just before dawn, this Friday, April 19.
Of course, the moon will not be actually pink. It’s also interesting to note that there will be a Full Strawbery Moon later this year and this obviously doesn’t mean that the moon will resemble a strawberry or that it will actually be red.
Despite the color, it is said that the skies will definitely be worth watching, so we should go outside and celebrate the coming of Spring.
Why Pink Moon?
If you’re wondering why is this event called Pink Moon, well it seems that it’s “actually named after a North American flowering plant called “moss pink” (or “wild ground phlox”), which tends to bloom around the same time as this recurring full moon’s appearance,” according to CountryLiving.
The Almanac also makes sure to remind us that these plants emerge right about now, in the early spring.
April’s full moon also has other unusual names that are used: “sprouting grass moon,” “egg moon,” and “fish moon.”
Anyway, probably the most important thing worth learning is how you can see the full moon this Friday.
The Almanac reports that “the moon will reach peak fullness at 7:12 A.M. (EDT) on Friday, April 19.”
On the other hand, the publication recommends that in order to see the moon better, you should watch out for it starting on the night of April 18.
It seems that the moon will be at the near-peak fullness and most accessible to see against the night skies.
In order to learn more details on the full pink moon, we recommend that you head over to the original article and check it out.
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