So does the moon really turn pink? Well, it won’t literally turn all pink. Pink Moon is just another name for April full moon symbolizing the start of spring and pink-colored flowers that are blooming and spreading this time of year, such as the wild ground phlox, or moss pink, according to FullMoonPhases.com. April’s pink moon marks the end of winter.
April full moon is also referred to as egg moon or the fish moon states the website.
Sky lovers can now witness this spectacular sight on Friday, April 22, 2016. The Pink Moon will be glowing in its full glory across New Jersey skies and the rest of the East Coast region at around 1:25 am on Friday. WATCH: Paraglide flight through Aurora Borealis is breathtakingly beautiful!
“Almost no one has a wide open dark sky anymore and this year there will be bright moonlight flooding the sky,” said Alan MacRobert, senior editor of Sky and Telescope. “It’s nature’s own light pollution that will affect the sky even if you were out in the wilderness.” ALSO READ: Jupiter’s moon creates enough heat to support ocean: study