Did You See April's Full Pink Moon?

Did You See April's Full Pink Moon?

A "pink moon" is due to rise on April 19 this year, lighting up the night sky with fabulous colours, and many people are excited about catching a glimpse of the unusual lunar phenomenon. Considering the extended visibility of the full moon, everyone should be able to watch Pink Moon this Good Friday in their time zone. Here is everything you need to know. It will officially become the full moon at 07:12am EDT (04:42pm IST) and will continue to appear full for about three days, writes NASA on its blog.

The hoaxers originally set their green moon - full or otherwise - for April 20, which might also be referred to as 4-20, to include a street reference for marijuana in their joke. That is why the sky is blue. It may, however, appear yellow, orange or even red, depending on atmospheric conditions when it first peeks above the horizon. In Sacramento, the sun rises at 6:23 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:29 a.m. Although the full moon will brighten the sky too much to see the meteors, the shower won't peak until April 22 into April 23.

The visibility of the moon from the Earth is tracked according to lunar phases.

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Maternity wards are said to be busier during a full moon, although in the medical world there are many who are sceptical about whether the moon encourages labour.

Traditional Western folklore often associates insane behavior with full moons dating back to ancient times. The Moon will be at the biggest and brightest it will be all month.

With the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle rumoured to be due any day, its possible the Pink Moon could herald her own early blooming.

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