Full Pink Moon

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Take a Peek at the Full Pink Moon!

In April, the full Moon is called the Pink Moon! This Moon follows March’s Full Worm Moon.

Why Is It Called the Pink Moon?

This month’s full Moon is named after a wildflower called creeping phlox, which produces lovely pink flowers in early spring. Traditionally, the blooms of this wildflower occurred around the same time as April’s full Moon, so the name for this Moon became the “Pink Moon.”

Despite its name, this full Moon won’t actually look pink! It will be its usual golden color near the horizon and will fade to a bright white as it glides overhead during the night. 

When to See the Pink Moon

The full Pink Moon rises in the evening of Thursday, April 6. It will reach peak illumination at 12:35 A.M. Eastern Time, just after midnight! The Moon will appear full on both Thursday night and Friday night (April 6 to 7)

Learn more about the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!