Pink Moon set to grace the skies

Pablo Tucker
April 24, 2019

The April 2019 Pink Moon will begin with a moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean off the US east coast around 7:12 p.m. However, if you're eagerly anticipating tonight's full moon because it carries the nickname "Pink Moon", I have a devastating truth to reveal: It won't be pink.

The next full moon is referred to as "the flower moon".

The "Pink Moon" will be 100 percent visible at around 8 p.m. on Friday and will not set until 7 a.m. the following morning.

This Friday, April's full "Pink Moon" will be on display - its name, however, is quite deceiving.

In recent years, online shares have also spread the idea of a green moon in April, which started as a joke posted to a few Facebook friends in April 2016.

In some regions across the world, last night the moon appeared to be slightly tainted pink. The Pink Moon phenomenon has been written in the Old Farmer's Almanac. Hence, we know all about the Harvest Moon, Wolf Moon, Pink Moon, Beaver Moon, and the like.

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"That's because at the vicinity of Full Moon, the Moon remains more of less opposite the Sun for a day or two".

May's full moon is the Flower Moon, with all the blooming posies. Just look towards the Northeast of the sky and see if you spot one. With Uranus opposite the full moon in Libra, Quint explains that we may be receiving some surprising news as well - however, we shouldn't be so quick to assume that it's a bad thing. Sometimes little shocks like this one are just the universe helping you course correct. It has also been called the "Honey Moon" and "Mead Moon".

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