A Full "Pink Moon" Will Be Visible Over Florida This Month
April's Pink Moon will be one for the books.
We are about to be blessed again with another full moon! This one, coined the "Pink Moon," will be making an appearance in the sky on April 19, according to the Farmer's Almanac.
Despite what the name may suggest, the moon itself will not actually be turning pink - rather, it was named as such to celebrate the coming of spring and the blooming of vibrant flowers. Specifically, the Pink Moon references one of the earliest blooming flowers of the herb moss pink phlox, or “wild ground” phlox plant, which is pink!
While the color of the moon may not be as exotic as the Blood Moon we witnessed earlier in the year, it will still be absolutely spectacular and one for the books. If you want to catch it, be sure to look to the east. It rises in the east on the 19th at 7:12 a.m. EDT.
Of course, you will only be able to witness the event if the Florida weather decides to hold up -- and right now according to the 14-day forecast posted by Holiday Weather, it looks like cloudy skies may indeed block your view. Regardless, we are over 10 days away from the full moon which means the weather is definitely subject to change.
You probably still want to at least try to witness the celestial event, and there is one place in Florida that is unlike any other to star and moon-gaze at. You can read more about that place.
The next moon event is going to be on May 18, and it will be another full moon.
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