April Ends with a Pink Full Moon
The Full Moon will peak tonight in the sky, and it is a colorful one, a pink moon.
You've probably heard of a blue moon, which occurs when there are two full moons in a calendar month, but this moon get's it's colorful name for a different reason. Can you guess?
Yes, it has to do with the timing of the moon and the season of Spring. According to the video above from Farmer's Almanac, the name is derived from the color of spring flowers that are beginning to bloom at this time of year.
This moon has born other names as well. The full sprouting grass moon is another name, but not as pretty. Coastal tribes called it the fish moon. When April's full moon falls before Easter, sometimes it is referred to as the Egg Moon.
Learned something new today, didn't you?