Don’t Miss the Stunning ‘Pink Moon’ This Friday
Good Friday is about to get even better thanks to this celestial event
Despite what the name suggests, the Pink Moon is not actually pink. It is simply the nickname that was given to April’s full moon by Native Americans back when seasons were tracked by the lunar calendar. The “Pink Moon” refers to pink ground phlox, or “moss pink,” an early spring flower. Other nicknames for this Good Friday full moon include the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
While it might not glow an Instagram-worthy pastel pink, the moon may instead appear yellow, orange, or red depending on atmospheric conditions, according to AccuWeather.