Don't Miss the Pink Moon Happening Tonight

Sadly though, the moon doesn't actually turn pink.

The pink Moon will reach its fullest phase on 11 April 2017 at 2:08 am EDT - that's 7:08 am United Kingdom time.

The practice of naming moons is well established and it's why we have the Blue Moon and the Green Moon. If you plant it this year, it should thrive for a very long time and bloom each year around the full pink moon.


But the moon isn't just referred to as a pink moon, it is sometimes called a Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon or the Full Fish Moon.

Despite the lack of a pink hue, the moon promises to be quite a sight to behold.

Curious to why everyone is talking about the pink moon? "Full moons have been considered a time of celebration", explains Arvind Paranjpye, director of Worli's Nehru Planetarium. The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22; the latest is April 25.


Native Americans didn't use calendars, instead relying on observations of seasonal changes and phases of the moon to mark the passage of time.

On Tuesday you'll be spotting something rather special in the night sky. Those on the West Coast can spot the peak a little bit earlier at 11:08 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 10.

Well, this month's is more important than any other as it marks the beginning of several religious holidays. This iconic full moon started making it's appearance on Apr. 10, and will stick around until Apr. 12.



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