Notice to astronomy enthusiasts: a pink full moon will appear in the sky this Thursday, April 6 from 6:34 am. An event not to be missed!
A full pink Moon will appear in the sky this Thursday, April 6, 2023. And the least we can say is that the curious and other astronomy enthusiasts will have to get up early to be able to observe it.
In France, this celestial phenomenon will be visible from 6:34 am. On this day, the star will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. Unexpectedly, the Moon will not actually be pink.
Indeed, the latter will be covered with a light orange veil. The reason ? It will be illuminated by sunlight. Therefore, a question arises on the lips: Why is this Moon called Pink Moon?
The Pink Full Moon Celebrates Spring
You may not know it, but its name refers to the color of cherry blossom trees, as well as Moss Phlox, a pink-colored plant that usually blooms in April.
But that’s not all ! The pink Full Moon is also nicknamed the “Spring Moon” or the “Easter Moon.” As you will have understood, this event announces and celebrates the arrival of spring.
“Falling after the vernal equinox, this pink moon coincides with the entry of more sunlight and warming into the northern hemisphere. We release ourselves from the dark seasons spent indoors and return to a greater connection with nature, and perhaps, with each other,” astrologer Catherine Gerdes tells women’s magazine Bustle .
To examine the full pink Moon more closely, it is advisable to use a pair of binoculars or a telescope.