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 or Egg Moon.
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