Find the April Pink Moon phases—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
Full Moon Names
April's Full Moon, Full Pink Moon, heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
See all Full Moon names and their meanings.
A full Moon in April brings frost. If the full Moon rises pale, expect rain.
Moon Phase Dates 2014
All dates and times are ET. See our Moon Phase Calender for your city/state.
FIirst Quarter: April 7, 4:31 A.M.
Full Moon: April 15, 3:42 A.M.
Last Quarter: April 22, 3:52 A.M.
New Moon: April 29, 2:14 A.M.
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Best Days in April 2014
Below are the Best Days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in April.
- Aboveground crops: 6, 7
- Belowground crops: 16, 17, 24, 25
For Setting Eggs:
- 12, 13, 22, 23
- 1–15, 29, 30
See Best Days for more activities.
Full Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some interesting and insightful Moon facts. Click below to watch the video and find out about April's Full Pink Moon.
April Moon Facts & Folklore
- On April 20, 1972, the lunar module of Apollo XVI landed on the moon with astronauts John Young and Charles Duke aboard. Thomas Mattingly remained in orbit around the moon aboard the command module. This was the third exportation of the moon.
- One day later on April 21, 1972, Apollo XVI astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drove an electric car (LEM) on the surface of the moon. It's still up there along with some expensive tools and some film that they forgot.
- The period from the full Moon through the last quarter of the Moon is the best time for killing weeds, thinning, pruning, mowing, cutting timber, and planting below-ground crops.
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