April 1st 2020
____ The April full moon is known as the Pink Moon.
And according to The Old Farmers Almanac online, this is year, it is a “supermoon.”
The “Pink Moon” reference was used by early Colonial Americans, who learned from Native American Indians to observe the moon phases. Native Americans follow a lunar calendar, and name each Full Moon as it reflects the season.
The April full moon is named Pink Moon to reflect the first flowers to flourish throughout the U.S. and Canada as spring begins. These honored flowers are moss pink herb, and wild phlox — both bringing shades of pink across the landscape.
Full Pink Moon 2020
On average, “supermoons” are 7% bigger and 15% brighter than a typical full moon. O, yes!
The April Full Pink Moon will be closer to Earth than other full moons throughout the year. Therefore it will be the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2020!
It will be in view after sunset Tuesday, April 7th, and glowing brightest at 10:35 p.m. Eastern Time.
Now, in hearing we are about to behold the annual Pink Moon, we might entertain visions of turning chins up to a big, round moon that has a pink hue.
Yet, no. This name given the April Full Moon honors the flowers beneath it.
So, nix the anticipation of beholding a moon that is pink, the nighttime hours of April 7th. Yet love that this moon shows full to illuminate our springtime. Gardeners might feel inspired to garden beneath the full moon.
Do you plan to gaze upon this year’s Pink Supermoon?
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