Full Pink Moon

By: The Weather Authority Email
By: The Weather Authority Email

The Full Moon occurs around 3 P.M. on Thursday but won't be visible until after 8:30 P. M. when it rises. This time of year the Full Moon that occurs in April is called a Pink Full Moon.

It gets its name from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread spring flowers to bloom according to the Farmers' Almanac.

It's also referred to as the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and it's even called the Full Fish Moon, by some coastal tribes, because spring is when shad fish swing upstream to spawn.

The moon will not actually look different or pink, but people in Europe, Asia and Africa will get to see a lunar eclipse. It won't be visible in North America because the eclipse will occur on Thursday afternoon when the moon is still below the horizon.

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