Full 'Pink Moon' will rise in the night sky this Easter


The April full pink moon is upon us, and the name seems to suggest it will be a different color.

The "Pink Moon" is simply the full moon of April and the name is credited to the Native Americans, according to Bustle. April's full moon is always named the pink moon because of the moss-pink flowers that appear during early spring. The moon will still appear full on Friday night.

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

The full moon of the next month will occur on May 18, 2019 and is called Blue Moon or a Flower Moon. The name harks back to Native American culture when, in ancient times, they tracked the seasons via the lunar calendar. In February, the full moon was also a supermoon nicknamed as 'Super Snow Moon'.

The moon will appear larger than usual because it will be three days past perigee, the point at which it orbits closest to Earth, meaning it will nearly be a supermoon.

Why is it called the "pink moon"?

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The "Full Pink Moon" will reach its peak fullness at 7:12 a.m. (EDT) on Friday.

Pink Moon will be visible around the world, depending on the weather, on Friday, April 19, night.

When can I see the pink moon?

Stargazers in Europe and North Africa will also be able to view it before it turns yellow as it moves higher in the sky.

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