The 'Pink' Moon Will Be Exactly Opposite The Sun This Week

The pink moon takes its name after the flower moss pink Issei Kato

Its name is a little deceiving; the "Pink Moon" isn't actually pink.

April 11 or Tuesday night will be coming with the so-called Pink Moon.

April's full moon is known as the full "pink" moon. It will be visible at 2:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning on the East Coast.

The pink moon is on April 11 in 2017.

Here's everything you need to know about the Pink Moon... According to, the Pink Moon got its name because it coincides with the appearance of a pink flower called the moss pink or phlox. The more time that's passed since the rise, the higher the moon will be in the sky, until it begins its descent towards moonset.

- The practice of naming full moons dates back to the Native Americans.

The full moon is celebrating the change of seasons by pairing up with the dazzling planet Jupiter.

In most places around the world, the pink moon marks the beginning of religious festivals such as the birth of Hanuman in India and the Jewish tradition of Passover.

"Full Fish Moon" is what some coastal tribes call this moon. The Lyrids meteor shower is expected to hit its peak on or close to, April 22, the Daily Mail reports. Tuesday's full moon is one of those.

- If the night sky is clear, Staten Islanders should be able to see the moon rising in the eastern sky at 8:01 p.m. Other names for April's Full Moon are also associated with Springtime: Full Sprouting Grass Moon (sprouting vegetation in Spring), Egg Moon (animal mating in Spring), and Full Fish Moon (when fish spawn in spring).

For instance, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox.



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