On Friday, April 19, the “Pink Moon” will rise. Be that as it may, in spite of what its name recommends, skywatchers ought not expect a rosy glow in the night sky.
The current month’s full moon will be visible around the globe starting Maundy Thursday night until early morning on Good Friday. Rather than pink, the full moon will initially show up in the sky with a pale orange shade and turn increasingly yellow as it rises above the eastern horizon.
What Is A Pink Moon?
Every month’s full moon has its very own unique name that can be followed back to many years prior from the Native Americans who interacted with colonists. In January, the full moon was called the Wolf Moon since wolves are known to howl whenever it appears.
A month ago, it was the Worm Moon since it shows the start of spring, which means that the ground is soft and moist, enabling the worm underground to crawl back to the surface.
As indicated by the Farmer’s Almanac, the current month’s Pink Moon denotes the landing of one of the early spring flowers: greenery pink or wild ground phlox. April’s full moon is additionally in some cases called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
One month from now’s full moon is additionally an occasional blue moon, making the moniker Blue Flower Moon. In June, the full moon will be called Strawberry Moon.
How To See April’s ‘Pink Moon’
In the event that the climate allows, the best time to see the Pink Moon is on early Friday morning at 7:12 a.m. EDT when the moon is close 100 percent lit up. The individuals who are not ready to gaze upward and see the full moon rise on Thursday night will have another opportunity. The moon will still appear full on Friday night.
It will likewise be impeccable to look up and look at the stars on the grounds that, as indicated by AccuWeather, the group of stars Orion will be unmistakable in the western sky.
A couple of shooting stars may likewise show up nearby the Pink 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.