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Find the 2015 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 2015

This Full Pink Moon rises on April 15. This year, the 15th brings a total eclipse of the Moon—which will be fully visible from North America. See our eclipse page.

Full Moon: April 4, 8:06 A.M.

Last Quarter: April 11, 11:44 P.M.

 
 

New Moon: April 18, 2:57 P.M.

First Quarter: April 25, 7:55 P.M.

All dates and times in above chart are ET. See our Moon Phase Calender for your city/state.
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.

Best Days in April 2015

Below are the Best Days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in April.

For Planting:

  • Aboveground crops: 23, 24
  • Belowground crops: 6, 7, 15, 16

For Setting Eggs:

  • 2, 3, 12, 29, 30

For Fishing:

  • 1–4, 18–30

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.

Share your thoughts about this month's Moon below!

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LOL I have heard it all

By Rebecca Creason

LOL I have heard it all now....

Will we see other day/year of

By James Skyler

Will we see other day/year of pink moon beside tonight. Is that once a lifetime chance? Will be there more pink moon in near future? Please help, if you know answer and a website confirms it.

A pink moon. It was a

By pinkmoonpoet

A pink moon.

It was a forbidden love from long ago. Still whispering softly after years and years. It won't stop until it winds around again, dangerously entangling two lives separate. Her heart skips a beat, hasn't done this since years long gone past. What is this!?! She suddenly can't stop the fluttering, she smiles, remembering innocent tender embraces. His plump rosy childish lips. Hers. So similar they were bound by the laws of the universe to meet again, no amount of time or distance could keep them apart. Secret lovers, unbearably passionate that no one but they alone will ever understand. And she waits. Because she knows the power of this and the inevitable. She waits with a hidden smile of joy in her heart. Waiting for his words that will cover her body. They only need a quick glance, to know that yes! This does exist! A forbidden love that can only be allowed to entwine once in a pink full moon. To spare the heartbreak it would cost to others, and knowing that only this way would it ever feel like this any way, to meet more than once in a pink moon would destroy the pureness of this, thing. To remain hidden, known only to the two of them. But this passion makes them to better love the one who awaits at home. The rock at home that each needs to hang on to because to let their wild hearts go recklessly would break them forever. Break the rocks and these star-crossed lovers. Only once when a pink moon comes about, and the universe is forced to unite two hearts again in their strange entangled lives.

may I just say .My mum once

By Heather Bentley

may I just say .My mum once said there actually WAS a blue moon it was due to atmospherics or some thing (wasn't the drink they didn't drink) It s got to have been in the early 50s as theyd been to the pictures when they were courting they married in 1954 ..

I am sorry, but unless you

By Leslie Winter

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Leslie, If you check around

By Julia Silva

Leslie,
If you check around you will confirm that the information provided by The Old Farmer`s Almanac is scientifically confirmed. The moon always had influence in the growth of plants, on the tides, even in humans.

Really? Nobody is trying to

By faeriemaven

Really? Nobody is trying to convince YOU of anything. The almanac is one of the most accurate of resources in the world AND has been around for decades. Have a little respect.

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If you would read what I

By Les Winter

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By Shan9

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no a "blue moon" is not blue

By zakaryah-kayin:

no a "blue moon" is not blue and actually the phenomenon doesn't really exist. the "blue moon" THEORY is that two FULL MOONS occur in a "month". the FACT is that the MONTH is more correctly DETERMINED BY the moon cycles and the gregorian calendar months are are completely arbitrary and most are named after pagan deities. a FULL MOON ONLY happens ONCE in a MOON CYCLE but the reality is that rather than a full moon occurring twice in a gregorian calendar "month" it's actually the other way around and a gregorian calendar "month" SOMETIMES OVERLAPS two full moons. but all other "months" overlap two of SOME OTHER moon phase such as the conjunction or the TRUE "NEW" moon which is the first visible crescent after the conjunction or it may contain two first quarter phases or two last quarter phases. the point is that the "blue moon" THEORY is not based in reality but reality is shifted in the minds of people to fit the alleged blue moon theory.

Yup .Just like blue moons are

By BajaRick

Yup .Just like blue moons are blue lmao

you're right, a "blue moon"

By zakaryah-kayin:

you're right, a "blue moon" is not blue and actually the phenomenon doesn't really exist. the "blue moon" THEORY is that two FULL MOONS occur in a "month". the FACT is that the MONTH is more correctly DETERMINED BY the moon cycles and the gregorian calendar months are of a completely arbitrary calendar instituted by the pope gregory (XIII ???) of the pagan church of rome aka the catholic church and most of which are named after pagan deities. a FULL MOON ONLY happens ONCE in a MOON CYCLE but the reality is that rather than a full moon occurring twice in a gregorian calendar "month" it's actually the other way around and a gregorian calendar "month" SOMETIMES OVERLAPS two full moons. however, all other "months" overlap two of SOME OTHER moon phase such as the conjunction or the TRUE "NEW" moon which is the first visible crescent after the conjunction or it may contain two first quarter phases or two last quarter phases. the point is that the "blue moon" THEORY is not based in reality but reality is shifted in the minds of people to fit the alleged blue moon theory.

So then it just drpends on

By Frankie kline

So then it just drpends on the calendar that the indevidual
Follows correct ?

Never mind i see what you

By Frankie kline

Never mind i see what you mean and im pretty sure you actually right !

Finally a site that I can

By EarthGirl68

Finally a site that I can use!

Will the moon actually be

By Stormyleigh

Will the moon actually be PINK?

The Moon is not going to be

By Almanac Staff

The Moon is not going to be pink. April's full Moon is called the Pink Moon as it references the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, one of the first spring flowers.
See www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names for more information about full Moon names.

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By sabrlettuce

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Now you done got Blade

By Rebecca Creason

Now you done got Blade stirred up in me lol... and blade is a bad dude.

By Leslie Winter I am

By Les Winter

By Leslie Winter

I am sorry, but unless you can change into a werewolf in front of me like they show on TV how they change there, you will not get me to believe that they are real and nether are you, Thank you.

sure...i don't suppose you'd

By Reanchi

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Doing a good job

By lisa pruitt

Doing a good job

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