A 'pink moon' is coming: What you need to know

A 'pink moon' is coming: What you need to know

You may have heard of a blue moon but what about a pink moon?

Spiritually, the Pink Moon always signifies rebirth and renewal. "A attractive muted orange, that gradually turns to a lighter, slightly brighter yellow as the moon rises higher in the sky".

"The grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring". However, the moon will still be visible to skywatchers both Thursday and Friday night.

AccuWeather.com reported that the moon will instead appear yellow, orange or even red - depending on atmospheric conditions when the moon first peers above the horizon - which is when the moon also appears its largest.

So, why is it called a full "Pink Moon?".

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The "Pink Moon" is simply the full moon of April and the name is credited to the Native Americans, according to Bustle.

The visibility of the moon from the Earth is tracked according to lunar phases.

But those who have watched the spectacle of a "blood Moon" or a "super Moon" may be a little disappointed to learn that the Pink Moon will not actually appear pink. The full moon occurs roughly every month.

As the weekend approaches, so does April's full moon, the fourth full moon of 2019! Despite the moon appearing huge, the full moon is not a good time for astronomical observation as most of the moon's shadows vanish.

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