Usually the Moon appears yellow to us, but there are also Blood and Blue Moons. What is Pink Moon?
This moon is also known as the Easter moon and is used to calculate the date of Easter in the Christian calendar.
It usually rises in the sky in mid-April, and the best way to see it is to go out and look at the sky at dusk. In 2022, the pink full moon can be seen on April 16th.
Why is the Pink Moon so called?
According to NASA, the April full moon has many different names some borrowed from Native American cultures and were first collected together in the Maine Farmers’ Almanac in the 1930s.
The Almanac first called this phenomenon the Pink Moon. This name was given to her in honor of the pink moss grass, also known as creeping phlox.
According to NASA, “This plant is native to the eastern United States and is one of the earliest widespread spring flowers.”
The Pink Moon is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Caviar Moon, and the Fish Moon, as it appears around the time that Western European herring swim upstream to spawn.
Outside of Native American culture, the moon is also referred to as Pesach or the Easter Moon, as Easter begins at sunset on Friday, April 15, and ends at nightfall on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
In the Christian church calendar, the date of Easter is calculated using the Easter moon.
In Western Christianity, it is customary to celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 17 – the Sunday after this first spring full moon.
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