A 'Pink moon' will light up the sky this Good Friday

Pink Moon’ to rise in the sky on Good Friday File

The pink moon is not a supermoon but if skies are clear skygazers will still have an easy time viewing it on Good Friday, with the full moon phase starting around noon and the most vivid sights after dark.

Names can be deceiving and the April Pink Moon is a contemporary culprit.

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

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The Pink Moon is the name given to April's full Moon, and is a moniker derived from Native American tradition.

Spiritually, the Pink Moon always signifies rebirth and renewal. However, the moon will still be visible to skywatchers both Thursday and Friday night.

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The color will be similar to that of a regular full moon: bright yellow or white, perhaps orange at some points. "A attractive muted orange, that gradually turns to a lighter, slightly brighter yellow as the moon rises higher in the sky".

The Old Farmer's Almanac says the "Full Pink Moon" is a sign of the appearance of the "moss pink, ' or wild ground phlox - one of the early spring flowers".

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

There are 13 full moons in 2019 and the next will occur on Saturday, May 18.

Despite its name, the moon will not actually look pink (stock image). When it is directly opposite the sun, it is at its luminescent best, also called the full moon.

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