Pink Moon to appear on 26 April, 11:31 pm EDT!

Pink Moon

The full moon occurs once a month. Well, sort of. The full isn’t perfectly full most of the time. The same side of the moon is always seen, and parts of its in shadow. Only when the Earth, sun, and moon are perfectly aligned is the moon 100% full, and that alignment produces a lunar eclipse. In every rare case, the full moon occurs twice a month. On Monday, 26 April at 11.31 p.m. EDT, the next full moon will occur.

In North America, the full moon is often called the pink moon in April, but nothing to do with the moon’s color. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name likely derives from the pink flowers of the moss phlox or creeping phlox plant native to eastern North America, which blooms around this time year. The Pink Moon won’t appear pink in color. Near the horizon, the moon will be golden in color and fade to bright white as it glides overhead, the Almanac reports.

The name given to the full moons originates from historical periods and several places, including European sources, colonial American, and Native American. Other names for the full moon in April include the moon when the streams are again navigable, the moon of the red grass appearing, the moon when the geese lay eggs, frog moon, breaking ice moon, a budding moon of plants and shrubs, the moon when the ducks come back.

This full moon is also a supermoon, and this refers to any full moon that occurs when the moon is 10 percent of its perigee or minimum distance from Earth. On Average, supermoons appear 15 percent brighter and around 7 percent larger than typical full moons. The best way to view the pink moon is to view it in the open. There will be two supermoons in 2021, as per reports.

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