There Will Be a Full 'Pink Moon' on Friday — But What Is It?

There Will Be a Full 'Pink Moon' on Friday — But What Is It?

As the weekend approaches, so does April’s full moon, the fourth full moon of 2019!

This Friday, April’s full “Pink Moon” will be on display — its name, however, is quite deceiving. Here is everything you need to know.

So, why is it called a full “Pink Moon?”

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April’s full moon was named the full “Pink Moon,” because it coincided with the blooming of “moss pink” or wild ground phlox — a bright pink wildflower, one of the first flowers of spring.

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But will the moon actually appear pink?

Sadly, no. The moon will not take on a pink color, but will rather appear like any other full moon. It may be a yellowish color, or a brighter golden-orange once it nears the horizon.

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