Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color

Katie Ramirez
April 19, 2019

Will the moon really have a pink hue?

Spiritually, the Pink Moon always signifies rebirth and renewal. One the moon gas risen over the horizon, it will be the brightest its been all month.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Pink Moon is named after moss pink flowers, which bloom at around the same time as the Pink Moon's appearance each spring.

The full Pink Moon is simply the name given to the full moon in April-it's not actually pink. However, the moon will still be visible to skywatchers both Thursday and Friday night.

Sure, it's a bit of a letdown that we will not be witnessing a magical, pastel-pink celestial body, the moon may appear yellow, orange, or red due to the atmosphere.

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When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink?


Though the Pink Moon is the most common nickname for April's full moon, it also has been called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.

Whatever intentions you set on a new moon always develops throughout the course of the waxing moon phase, until your desires blossom completely on the full moon.

There are 13 full moons in 2019 and the next will occur on Saturday, May 18. This weekend's moon isn't just going to look good for many belief systems around the world, the "pink" moon also has cultural significance. The best time to observe is when the moon rises and sets.

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