Missed The ‘Pink’ Full Moon Last Night? Twitterrati Shared Pics & They’re Breathtaking!

Missed The ‘Pink’ Full Moon Last Night? Twitterrati Shared Pics & They’re Breathtaking!

Missed The ‘Pink’ Full Moon Last Night? Twitterrati Shared Pics & They’re Breathtaking!

The name is derived from one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, known as the Wild Ground Phlox. The Pink Moon gets a much cuter name than a full moon in March, which is known as the Worm Moon.

Kings Park, Matilda Bay and Rottnest Island are good places to take in the rising moon and to take nightscape photos, though cloud cover may hinder the view. It may, however, appear yellow, orange or even red, depending on atmospheric conditions when it first peeks above the horizon. According to Northern Native Americans, the name "Pink Moon" was derived from a group of early blooming wildflowers.

In some regions across the world, last night the moon appeared to be slightly tainted pink.

Ahead of its rise to peak early Friday morning, here's what you need to know about the "pink moon".

This flower turns a shade of pink and is now commonly associated with the April full moon. We're just a few days past perigee, the point where the Moon is closest to Earth, so it'll appear large and bright in the night sky, as long as the weather cooperates.

This year's full moon is also connected to the date of Easter.

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Seasonal blue moons happen about every two and a half years.

Will you be gazing at the Pink Moon this Friday?

According to an Old Wive's Tale, many believe that labour can be induced by the lunar cycle and the start of a full moon.

In January, the full moon is the Wolf Moon, named after howling wolves.

In Fresno, the sun rises at 6:18 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:24 a.m.

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