Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Full Pink Moon

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Full Pink Moon
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We've had some pretty impressive lunar happenings this year, from January's Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse to March's Full Worm Moon, but April's planetary event might be the full moon to end all full moons. The Full Pink Moon will take place this month, proving that even Mother Nature's getting in on the all-blush-everything trend. Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, and even our moon is feeling the vibes. Here's everything you need to know about it.

What is a Full Pink Moon?

Okay, so this is a huge let down—the Full Pink Moon won't actually be turning the perfect shade of millennial pink. Bummer. BUT this moon means that spring is officially here and flowers are beginning to bloom. In fact, this moon's name comes from the Herb moss pink phlox, or “wild ground” phlox, which is unsurprisingly a beautiful pink flower that blossoms this time of year.

This moon has also been called the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the full Fish Moon—but we can all agree that Full Pink Moon is way better than all of these options.

When can I see the Full Pink Moon?

You'll be able to see April's Full Pink Moon on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:12 a.m. Eastern Time. If you're lucky enough—or just an early riser—maybe you'll be able to catch it on your way to work! (Or, if your day starts early, maybe it's just the excuse to get in a little late? Not saying you'd ever do anything like that, but this is a rare event, after all.)

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