April’s Full Pink Moon

Learn how this month's full Moon got its names in our short video.

April’s full Moon will occur on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:55 PM ET, and is known as the Full Pink Moon.

Video Transcript:

Known for its showers and ever-warming temperatures, April is also known as a month when spring flowers begin to appear.

Herb, moss pink, or wild ground phlox, is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. As the name infers, the flowers are pink in color, thus the name for April’s full Moon.

The Pink Moon has also been called the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, because the new grass begins to come up at this time. Some coastal tribes refer to it as the Full Fish Moon. Because this was the time that the salmon swam upstream to spawn.

If April’s full Moon falls before Easter, it is also known as the Paschal Full Moon.

For more full moon lore and astronomy, visit us at FarmersAlmanac.com.

Here is a list of all the full Moon names and their meanings »

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Jane H.

I definitely intend to go out this evening to view our “Pink” moon. I wasn’t aware of this in the past (and I’m a senior!). Thank you for posting this interesting article. Since I’m in the Midwest, I’ll go out about 10:20 p.m. so I don’t miss it.

Susan Higgins

It was quite beautiful! You’ll be able to enjoy it for the next couple of days!

Chuck berry

When can we have blood in the feet in march

Vel Barrett

I have been a firm believer of Moon rising & settings that give the best results & I am just now, needing a reminder of those, for when to trim my hair for best rapid growth. Plus, the best time to color my hair for a longer hold in time? I know I followed this decades ago. Any suggestions? Vel B

Susan Higgins

Hi Vel, you’ve come to the right place! The Farmers’ Almanac takes all that guesswork out for you, and our Best Days charts have all that info for you in one spot. We’ll also email you this link: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/best-days


RIP Prince. Maybe he will settle for a pink full moon instead of purple.

I hope all of your plants grow in abundance.

Trump Moon

Lmbo.. listening to these comments ..
Today’s my Birthday. .I love a full moon.

very tired

After reading through some comments, I would say the effects of the full moon are apparent.


Yes, the full moon does seem to cause ‘full moon fever’–but beyond that, isn’t it just the coolest thing to watch it rise above the pines?

Janis McElhaney

The only thing that any full moon does as far as I am concerned is to keep me awake. Solution, block the moon light.


Work with the public, full moon definitely affects people.

Larry Doyle

I think a full moon follows Rhonda wherever she goes.

Jo Frye

Back in 1978, the builders were digging my basement on a Full Moon Eclipse – my basement ended up 2 feet deeper than it was supposed to be. That was fine and I
think helped to sell it years later. Coincidence? Who knows? Ha Ha

Sheryl Mosley

The Crazy moon , full moon, Bad things happen on the night of the full moon .

I believe when the moonrazy people come out , Stay in your house, Safe from harm !

I believe when the moon is full , that is when the crazy people come out , Stay in your house, Safe from harm !


You must mean, as the name implies. Not infers. Thanks!

Amelia Barton

our body is 98 percent water of course that is what happens every body knows this


Lol.. everybody knows this huh? You might want to double check your percentages then.. because if your body is 98% water… you’d probably be dead.

The correct info there is between 58 and 70 percent depending on hydration level. Less than 50 and you’ll die of dehydration, more than 74 and you’ll die from dilution of electrolytes


I worked in a mental hospital with direct care of the patients for 15 years. It was long held, and I’ve seen it firsthand, the effects of the full moon on patient’s behavior. Considering we are mainly made of water, it’s little wonder how the moon can have this effect. Arthritis acts up, police see an increase in crime-I saw bad behavior on my end. Tis true.
By the way, Rhonda- the book in the Bible is Revelation–no “s”. Get over the temptation on getting on that spacecraft-then again, go ahead.

Wanda Wall

Very true..that the full moon does have effect on everything. I also remember one time, a police officer told me.. that more violence was committed during the full moon. Then any other time of the month.


Rhonda, I truly believe that we are not the only beings in the universe that is just too arrogant to believe.And I believe in God I read the Bible.But girl, stay out of the L RON HUBBARD FANTASIES.
Things are changing yes,weather, peoples behavior,we are more stressed yes all that seems to point to things as we know it coming to an end, and yes I firmly believe the moon has its influence on us her, just as it has on ebb and tide, but hidden space ships?,inner earth? Come on now.

cheesy chuck

I like cheese! From the moon! Mmmm!cheese!


I used to work for an OB-GYN office and there were 50% more babies born the day/night before or the day/night of a full moon than any other day of the month. Crazy!

Pat Chastain

It is true more babies are born during a full moon. My daughter in law did not realize why she was having to go in to Surgery so much during her three days on call until I told her. More accidents , more shooting, killings, and crimes are committed during the full moon than at any other time. Boy, when I told her this, she asked me to write down the three days before and the 3 days after. She never took call again on the 3 days prior and tried not to take it on the night of the full moon or the 3 days after. Check with your police dept. and the ER at the hospital, the law enforcement knows this also. Try getting you a scanner and see what you hear these 7 days and compare to the 7 days during the other moons and you will see for yourself. More accidents and heart attacks happen on Mondays, also.


Rhonda have you been drinking the kool-aid?

kat irvine

One can’t think that way. As much as some beleive the full moon inspires insanity we can’t give in to fatalistic thinking. Chin up Angy.

Angy Smith

Should be the Crazy Moon ~ People- Work -Events – Fates All have gone Arwy this week

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