Thursday, 19 September, 2019

A 'pink moon' is coming: What you need to know

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Sandra Phillips | 18 April, 2019, 15:52

The phenomenon is all set to occur on the night of Good Friday and is known as Pink Moon.

While the last supermoon of 2019 has already come and gone, a gorgeous "pink moon" is set to rise over Vancouver Island this Friday.

It'll appear on Friday 12 April, beginning at 12.12 British Summer Time.

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, North America's biggest, best-selling periodical, as well as the oldest almanac, the full moon's name is derived from the appearance of one of the early spring flowers called "moss pink" or wild ground phlox. A full moon is when the moon appears whole or fully illuminated from Earth.

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

But what about all the other Full Moons this year? One the moon gas risen over the horizon, it will be the brightest its been all month.

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The first full Moon of the year is sometimes known as the Wolf Moon, leading to January's super blood Moon being named the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Just like the name, the moon will turn of pink color.

Next month's full moon is also a seasonal blue moon, creating the moniker Blue Flower Moon.

And The Royal Observatory Greenwich added: "Over time, different cultures have given names to full moons across the lunar calendar".

In other words, the moon is completely sunlight and appears to us from the earth as a round white disk.

According to AccuWeather, the Moon's colour on the night will depend entirely on atmospheric conditions, which means it could either glow red, yellow or orange. The name is inspired from a flower as the moon appears in the spring season.

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