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Pink Moon 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Posh Goth on

(Posh Goth) - It's only April, but 2019 has been a banger of a year in the cosmic department. Not only have we already witnessed 3 full super-moons, but the first photo ever of a black hole was released on April 10th. 

Start charging those brooms witches, because this weekend we get to witness the 4th full moon of the year; the PINK FULL MOON. But don't get too excited (cue the sad music); the full moon this weekend will sadly not be pink. 

So What Exactly is a Pink Full Moon?

According to the Farmer's Almanac, the Pink Moon is the first full moon in April, and got its name from Native Americans because its appearance signaled the emergence of wild phlox, a spring blooming flower with pink and purple hues.

The Pink Moon also goes by other names; Egg Moon, Fish Moon, and Sprouting Grass Moon. (Personally, I prefer Pink Moon over the others...)

Wild Blue Phlox - Posh GothArt davis [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

How To See It

The Pink Moon will be visible to sky-watchers starting at 7:12 AM on Friday, April 19th. The moon will appear full throughout the weekend if you don't feel like getting up early to check it out.

The next full moon, the full Flower Moon, appears May 18th. 


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