A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

Olive Hawkins
April 19, 2019

The "pink moon" will reach its peak on Friday morning at 7:12 a.m. ET, according to the Almanac, but the best view of the moon will be on Thursday night.

However, it has been reported that the moon will not turn pink tonight as in previous years - but may take on a slightly reddish hue.

The name Pink Moon comes from the pink phlox flowers that are in bloom this time of year.

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

April's full moon will be visible on Friday.

And what does this full pink moon mean for us?

April's full moon was nicknamed the "pink moon" by Native Americans for the pink wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest flowers to grow in spring, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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Tribes such as the Algonquian traditionally kept track of time by naming the Moon's phases after particular events.

Explaining the names given to Full Moons, the Royal Observatory Greenwich said: "Over time, different cultures have given names to Full Moons across the lunar calendar".

Keen stargazers and photographers will not be able to see the April Pink Moon until after 8.05pm BST (7.05pm UTC) when it reveal itself over the horizon.

Just what you've all wanted, right? She continues, saying, "Mars in Gemini will keep the conversation flowing".

It will be a sight to see, but it won't be pink like the name may lead you to believe. Sometimes little shocks like this one are just the universe helping you course correct.

No matter what this full moon asks of us, may we be present and use it to call in all that helps us grow, and let go of what's holding us back.

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