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April’s ‘Full Pink Moon’ to rise on Good Friday


By MB Online

Three supermoons have already lit the night skies for the past few months this year, namely, the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” on January, the “Super Snow Moon” on February and the “Super Worm Moon” last March.



This month, another lunar phenomenon, but not in a form of a supermoon, will appear in the night skies — the “Pink Moon.”

The “Full Pink Moon” is set to rise on Good Friday, April 19.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s biggest, best-selling periodical, as well as the oldest almanac, the full moon’s name is derived from the appearance of one of the early spring flowers called “moss pink” or wild ground phlox.

The “Full Pink Moon” will reach its peak fullness at 7:12 a.m. (EDT) on Friday.

According to an article by Forbes, the “Full Pink Moon”, despite its name, will not look pink.

“However, when observed close to the horizon, not only is the full moon considerably less bright, but it looks orange. A beautiful muted orange, that gradually turns to a lighter, slightly brighter yellow as the moon rises higher in the sky. Not 20 minutes after it has first been sighted on the horizon, the full moon will be high in the sky, a definite white, and too bright to look at,” Jamie Carter wrote.

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