Friday's 'Pink Moon' won't be pink
The full moon that rises in April is called the Pink Moon, similar to how the Harvest Moon is the first full moon of fall.Posted — Updated
The full moon that rises in April is called the Pink Moon, similar to how the Harvest Moon is the first full moon of fall.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Pink Moon got its name from the pink phlox flowers, some of the first to bloom in spring.
Other names for April’s full moon are the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.
Like the Pink Moon, a Blue Moon isn’t actually blue. It’s the name for the second full moon of a month, which sometimes doesn’t happen for years.
When the moon is rising, it can appear orange in color because of pollution in the atmosphere.
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