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Pink Moon set to grace the skies

Pink Moon set to grace the skies

It got that name from wild ground phlox, a pink flower that appears in April, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

The full moon of April, called the "pink moon" will rise about 7 p.m. Friday night and set around 5:40 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

The one that will shine this Friday was named after spring flower "moss pink". Its other names are Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon. It may, however, appear yellow, orange or even red, depending on atmospheric conditions when it first peeks above the horizon.

According to Space.com, this full moon will be 3 days past perigee, or a time when the moon will be closest to Earth.

The beginning of 2019 treated us to an incredible Super Blood Moon with a lunar eclipse in our skies.

It's not really going to look pink.

Regardless of how much stock you put into the naming schemes, tonight's full moon will probably be worth your time to check out.

Easter was scheduled for the Sunday after the full moon because each year it falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.

To watch the Pink Moon, you don't need any special equipment, just a clear sky without much light pollution.

The next full moon is referred to as the Flower Moon, which takes place on May 18.

"From around the world, expect to see a full-looking Moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn tonight".

Mr McClure said: "Technicalities aside, the Monday appears full to the eye for a few days".

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