Full Pink Moon coming Friday! But the name is deceiving…


The only time a moon does actually appear pink is during a total lunar eclipse -when it's often called a Blood Moon.

"Some coastal American Indian tribes have also referred to it as the Full Fish moon, since it marks a time when shad swim upstream to spawn".

The rules date from the First Council of Nicaea in 325BC, with the council deciding that the moon would help pilgrims travel for Easter.

On the West Coast, the moon will start rising at about 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the East Coast, according to Space.com.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince George on a full moon.

During ancient times, Native Americans did not have means to accurately track time. But the Moon will still be the biggest and brightest it will be all month, providing an awesome opportunity for stargazers to enjoy in its full glory.

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A pink moon is on it's way as Nick Drake would say.

While watching the pink moon, stargazers can also witness a few shooting stars streaking across the skies. It has also been called the "Honey Moon" and "Mead Moon".

In other words, the moon is completely sunlight and appears to us from the earth as a round white disk.

The visibility of the moon from the Earth is tracked according to lunar phases.

"This moon is at 29 degrees, which is the end of the sign, so something close to your heart is coming to fruition or reaching a natural conclusion". Clearly, regardless of what you need to work through, the key is communication. Just look towards the Northeast of the sky and see if you spot one.

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