Published: Fri, April 19, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Pink Moon set to grace the skies

Pink Moon set to grace the skies

The full Pink Moon is simply the name given to the full moon in April-it's not actually pink.

The April Pink Moon was named after the Ground Phlox - a pretty wildflower which blooms at this time of year.

Unfortunately, this will happen a whole eight hours before the Moon rises for the night.

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

Native Americans also knew April's full moon as the egg moon, the fish moon and the sprouting grass moon, for other major, recurring natural events at this time of year.

Here at Altpress, we love all things spooky, so Friday's full moon is definitely something we're interested in.

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Stargazers around the world will be treated to a stunning astronomical display of a full Pink Moon on Good Friday.

The moon will not be pink, any more than a blue moon is blue. While this Friday's moon will no doubt be spectacular even it won't be pink.

In San Luis Obispo, the sun rises at 6:24 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:30 a.m., according to timeanddate.com.

The nickname "pink moon" was given to the April full moon by Indigenous Americans as it occurred around the same time a pink spring flower was blooming.

Just what you've all wanted, right? Writer and astrologer-in-residence for Bumble Amelia Quint describes this full moon as a relationship checkpoint that's going to illuminate just how far you've come with a special flame or in a particular connection. Clearly, regardless of what you need to work through, the key is communication.

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

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