Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT

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A full moon is when the moon appears whole or fully illuminated from Earth.

The moon will not be pink, any more than a blue moon is blue.

"When the Native Americans named this moon, the "pink" was from the wild ground phlox that rapidly bloomed in the springtime", Bustle writes.

While the moon won't be pink it will still be a wraith site to see.

When is the April fill moon and will it turn pink?

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The April full moon has been given other names: Fish Moon, Egg Moon, and Sprouting Grass Moon.

The Old Farmer's Almanac said the Pink Moon was only called such by native Americans who gave distinctive names to every month's full moons.

Another interesting aspect is that the moon will be in the Virgo constellation, and that it will share the sky with the sun for about an hour during Saturday's morning hours.

Despite its nickname, however, the full moon may actually appear yellow, orange or even red depending on atmospheric conditions right as it first rises above the horizon. "A lovely muted orange, that gradually turns to a lighter, slightly brighter yellow as the moon rises higher in the sky".

Since the Pink Moon occurs in Scorpio while the new moon occurred in Aries, this particular lunar cycle is immensely powerful.

Which could look pretty cool in and of itself, but doesn't make for very good moon gazing this time around.

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