A Full Pink Moon Will Be Visible Over Ontario Skies Next Month

Ontarians will be able to spot the full pink moon on the morning of April 19.
Ontario Editor
A Full Pink Moon Will Be Visible Over Ontario Skies Next Month

Many of us toughed out the freezing cold this winter to get a glimpse at the amazing super blood wolf moon. Yet, it looks like that wasn't the only celestial event that you should've marked down in your calendars for the year. Next month, a full pink moon will light up skies across Ontario.  

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According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, this full pink moon is expected to appear in the early morning of Friday, April 19 and will be the most visible around 7:12 AM throughout Ontario. 

However, before you spend the morning camped outside looking for an actual pink moon, you should know that the moon doesn't appear pink in colour. Instead,  this full moon symbolizes the changing of seasons and harvest. 

Yet, this full moonwill still be a sight to see, so don't let the disappointment of it not being pink stop you from taking a look on your way to work in the morning. It will be the fourth full moon of 2019. 

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The full pink moon is named after a pink wildflower, the wild ground phlox, that often starts to grow throughout Canada during the spring. This moon may be known by its other popular names such as the fish moon, egg moon or sprouting grass moon. 

The full pink moon also holds a historical significance as this moon was one of the ways in which Easter was determined. The holiday falls on the Sunday following the spring equinox, which is marked by this full pink moon. 

The Old Farmer's Almanac states that this full moon is expected to bring frost, so make sure to prepare for some chilly mornings. It also states that if the full moon is a pale colour when it rises that we can expect rain for the month. 

The rise of the full pink moon is also the best time for killing weeds, mowing, and pruning, so if you've been waiting for the perfect time to start your outdoor spring cleaning, the day of the full pink moon may be the best time to do it. 

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However, if you aren't an early riser and end up missing the full pink moon, you can catch the full flower moon which will be arriving in May. 

Allysha Howse
Ontario Editor
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