The Full Moon is Tickled Pink (today’s moon at end!)

April’s full moon, also known as a ‘Pink Moon’, sets just before dawn above the towers of the Second Severn Crossing between England and Wales over the Bristol Channel. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)

What’s unique about April’s full moon? It will reach 100% illumination today, Good Friday. Well-timed for the spring celebrations!

The Moon won’t actually be colored pink nor be tickled. In recent times each month’s full moon has taken on a common name often originating in Native American culture. April’s full moon has been called the Sprouting Grass Moon and Fish Moon to Hare Moon and Pink Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. However, the Pink Moon refers to the emergence the first wildflowers of Spring, In particular, wild ground phlox, popularly called “moss pink” flowers.
The full moon occurs occurs at 4:12 a.m. PDT and 7:12 a.m. EDT.

dievca was back “In the Pink”…feeling a vintage/ retro vibe:

Don’t forget to shake your wallet at the Pink Moon!

A "Thank You" to Travel & Leisure website.

Photo: dievca: Full Pink Moon 04/19/2019 NYC

 


4 Comments on “The Full Moon is Tickled Pink (today’s moon at end!)”

  1. A pink moon — interesting !


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