When and where you can see April's Pink Moon

When and where you can see April’s Pink Moon

Astronomy fans can check out the Pink Moon this month as April’s full moon rises.

April’s full moon will reach peak illumination at 7:49 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, but it will appear full from Monday morning through Thursday morning, according to NASA. The Old Farmer’s Almanac details specific moonrise times for different ZIP codes across the U.S. 

Why is April’s full moon known as the Pink Moon?

Full moon names often come from seasons, historical crops and the behavior of certain animals. The “Pink Moon” moniker unfortunately has nothing to do with the moon’s color, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Instead, it’s connected to the early springtime bloom of certain wildflowers, including one native to eastern North America often called “moss pink.”

The Lyrid meteor shower will peak between April 21 and 22. 

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is estimated to peak Saturday, May 4 through Sunday, May 5. And May’s full moon, the Flower Moon, reaches peak illumination on May 23. 



Source: cbsnews.com