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The pink moon glistened over the night sky on Sunday, presenting star-gazers and astrologers alike a wonderful show. If you looked up Sunday night you were in for a charming, divine sight, marking a full Pink Moon, otherwise known as the April Full moon. If you missed it, anyhow, here are the Images.

Star-gazers might have strived to get a fair glimpse of the moon as clouds coated the stars and the most awaited PINK Moon for much extent of the Sunday night, but many watchers were lucky to get a look.

What is the Pink Moon?
Unhappily, the so-called Pink Moon or Full Moon is not at all pink. According to NASA, the Pink Moon in reference to the grass pink, or wild ground phlox flower, which is one of the newest widespread flowers to blossom in the springtime. It is otherwise known as the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Full Fish Moon, and the Egg Moon when the shad fish get upstream to reproduce.

The names were adopted by ancient American emigrants who assumed the names from native Americans and organized them into current calendars, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It’s nothing more than an Acronym for the very common daily thing like MOON.

This is especially evident when the moon climbs or sets close to the horizon and the sunlight bouncing from the moon has more air to pass through before entering the eyes of the viewer on Earth. Full Moons have resembled pink, yellow, red, blue, green, and often orange. It gives off a whitish cast when it scales higher into the sky.

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When was the Pink Moon Visible?
The Full Moon sparkled the sky at 8:58 pm EDT, or 1:58 am BST, on Sunday Night. It started to climb on the East Coast about 7:30 p.m., which indicates that the sun and the moon were both visible at the corresponding time for somewhere 20 minutes, due to the sun setting twenty minutes behind the moon climbs.

As per the astrological calendar, the Pink Moon is likewise one of the most “magical” full moons of the annual cycle as it befalls in the sign of Scorpio and implies a time of restoration and cleansing.

When will be the next Full Moon?
The next full moon awaited to be in May. That moon is described as the Flower Moon. It is likewise known to be one of the shining full moons of the year. Whereas, the next Pink Moon will sparkle the sky on April 19th, 2019, at 12.12am BST.

It demands the moon approximately 29.5 days to go through all of its stages, indicating on average every month has one Full Moon. The ancient people used to mention a full moon unlucky if the Pink Moon falls on a Sunday, like this time. Whereas, it’s lucky if it falls on Monday or “moon” day.

Was the Pink Moon alone that night?
That beautiful night didn’t come with just the big awaited Pink Moon. Throughout the night, four planets could be seen from the Earth, although not at the same time. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars could all be seen starting with Jupiter around 8:30 p.m. and ending with Mars just before 1:30 a.m. These were the accompanied celestial objects with the Full Moon in the night sky visible with the bare eye.


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