A Pink Moon Arrives on Friday - Here's What That Means for You

A Pink Moon Arrives on Friday - Here's What That Means for You

The full moon of April titled the 'Pink Moon, ' will reach its peak fullness on Friday morning at 7:12 a.m. (EDT).

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.

Other native and indigenous people have different views about the Pink Moon. Called as the Pink Moon, the phenomenon will occur on the night of Good Friday. Supermoons happen when the full moon coincides with perigee, but the difference in size even for these "super" natural satellites is usually too small to notice for unaided eye.

The moon will not be pink, any more than a blue moon is blue.

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. If you see an image of a green moon this year, now you'll know you're being hoaxed.

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"It is also known by many other names to herald the start of Spring, including the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon". In June, the full moon will be called Strawberry Moon. The peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower, which is active around April 16 to 25, is expected to fall on April 23, a few days after the full moon rises.

The full moon is linked to the date of Easter, with Easter falling on the Sunday after the full moon that appears after the spring equinox.

The brightest moon in the month April is also known as the "Pink Moon" and it is an absolute delight to observe or photograph!

Stargazers and astronomers can look for the rising pink moon by watching the eastern sky minutes before the sunset.