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PINK MOON: SPRING'S FIRST FULL MOON

The pink moon will reach peak illumination around 12:35 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.


Venture outside on the night of Wednesday, April 5, to catch a glimpse of April's full Pink Moon. This full Moon will reach it's peak illumination at 12:37 A.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 6, which means that it will be at its peak on the night of April 5 in more westerly time zones.



It will be at it's peak on Wednesday night, according to NASA, more in the western time zones.



Despite the name, the moon will not be literally pink.



"Pink Moon" has got it's name from the early springtime bloom of a wildflower commonly known as moss pink.



April's full moon is also known as the "Pesach," "Paschal" or "Passover Moon" because of its proximity to Passover, which starts on Wednesday night, and Easter, which is on Sunday, April 9. April's moon is also known as the "Sprouting Grass Moon," the "Egg Moon" and the "Fish Moon."



The Farmer's Almanac suggests finding an open area and watching as the moon rises.



The website details specific moonrise times for different ZIP codes: http://bit.ly/3MjaOYT