According to the Sky Events Calendar, a full pink moon is set to appear in the mountain sky above Colorado on April 19th, 2019. Pull out the lawn chairs and get ready for a stargazing adventure!

The term “pink moon” comes from wild phlox subulata or moss phlox, a northeastern Native American plant that forms dense clusters of colorful flowers. Not only are these bright pink flowers one of the first blooms to appear in the early spring season, but they also likely to be seen around the same time as April’s full moon.

Before you get too excited, know that this moon won’t actually appear to be pink. But hey, it’s a full moon and a great reason to get outside and celebrate spring.

Other common names used for this month’s full moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Hare Moon, the Fish Moon, and the Egg Moon, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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