Pink Moon in the Netherlands

Pink Moon in the Netherlands

The Pink Moon can also be called the Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, Egg Moon or Paschal Moon.

Some of the original hoaxes, which apparently were first posted on personal Facebook pages, used digitally tinted versions of a NASA photo of a normal full moon like the one accompanying this article.

While it's called the full Pink Moon, the moon will not appear to be pink.

Mr McClure said: "Technicalities aside, however, the Moon appears full to the eye for a few days". And by 7 a.m. on Friday April 19, it's expected to be raining. The name derives from the moss pink herb, or wild ground phlox flower, which blooms in the spring, according to Accuweather.

What Is A Pink Moon?

Don't get too excited about the name "Pink Moon" however, it is not actually going to be pink.

But a mini heatwave isn't the only thing Mother Nature is blessing us with, as a fancy Pink Super Moon is also on the horizon.

Sadly, no. The moon will not take on a pink color, but will rather appear like any other full moon.

Tribes such as the Algonquian traditionally kept track of time by naming the Moon's phases after particular events.

Ahead of its rise to peak early Friday morning, here's what you need to know about the "pink moon".

And here in the United Kingdom, the Moon is only a few hours from peaking over the horizon.

The moon will appear larger than usual because it will be three days past perigee, the point at which it orbits closest to Earth, meaning it will nearly be a supermoon.

During the peak on April 22-23, you'll be able to see around 18 meteors per hour, weather permitting of course.

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