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No, April’s Full Moon Will Not Be Turning Pink

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April’s Full Moon: Despite Its Name, It Won’t Be Turning Pink

April’s full Moon arrives on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:12 a.m. EDT.  While April is known for its showers and ever-warming temperatures, it is also known as a month when spring flowers begin to show up. Herb moss pink phlox, 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. But no, the Moon itself won’t be turning pink.

But like all full Moons, it will be spectacular, so get outside and enjoy it! Be sure to look for it as it rises in the east on the 19th.

This Moon has also been called the full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes, the full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of North America. Tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Full Moon names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the full Moon names, but in general, the same ones were consistent among regional tribes. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.

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

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28 comments

1 Susan Higgins { 04.24.19 at 4:26 pm }

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/

2 Vel Barrett { 04.23.19 at 8:51 pm }

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

3 Pink Moon 2019 « Cosmic Observation { 04.19.19 at 11:38 pm }

[…] From Farmers Almanac: […]

4 A 'Pink Moon' will be visible this weekend. Here's what that could mean for you. | Andre Eger { 04.19.19 at 4:33 pm }

[…] Old Farmer’s Almanac says the name „Pink Moon“ was given by some Native American tribes after a wildflower known as herb moss pink phlox, or „wild ground“ phlox, that grew […]

5 A 'Pink Moon' can be seen this weekend. Here's what that would imply for you. • healthly-today.com { 04.19.19 at 4:16 pm }

[…] Old Farmer’s Almanac says the title “Pink Moon” was given by some Native American tribes after a wildflower often called herb moss pink phlox, or “wild floor” phlox, that grew […]

6 A ‘Pink Moon’ will be visible this weekend. Here’s what that could mean for you. – CapitolZero { 04.19.19 at 4:04 pm }

[…] Old Farmer’s Almanac says the name “Pink Moon” was given by some Native American tribes after a wildflower known as herb moss pink phlox, or “wild ground” phlox, that grew […]

7 zincink { 04.22.16 at 12:06 am }

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

I hope all of your plants grow in abundance.

8 Trump Moon { 04.21.16 at 5:20 pm }

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

9 Early summer Florida forecast: Exceptionally warm and wet | Weather Matters { 04.21.16 at 2:52 pm }

[…] full moon is so named after wildflowers that grow and bloom this time of the year, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. It is also known as the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Full Fish Moon, since this […]

10 very tired { 04.21.16 at 1:14 pm }

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

11 Theo { 04.21.16 at 10:59 am }

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?

12 Janis McElhaney { 04.21.16 at 10:28 am }

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

13 Marge { 04.21.16 at 10:17 am }

Work with the public, full moon definitely affects people.

14 Larry Doyle { 04.21.16 at 9:32 am }

I think a full moon follows Rhonda wherever she goes.

15 Jo Frye { 04.21.16 at 8:44 am }

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

16 Sheryl Mosley { 04.21.16 at 8:43 am }

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

17 I believe when the moonrazy people come out , Stay in your house, Safe from harm ! { 04.21.16 at 8:39 am }

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

18 Cynthia { 04.21.16 at 8:22 am }

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

19 Amelia Barton { 04.04.15 at 12:13 pm }

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

20 kontryboyva { 04.01.15 at 9:48 am }

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.

21 Wanda Wall { 04.12.14 at 11:52 am }

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.

22 elvirahowell { 05.01.13 at 8:05 pm }

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.
Elvira

23 cheesy chuck { 04.26.13 at 5:27 am }

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

24 heather { 04.25.13 at 10:47 am }

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!

25 Pat Chastain { 04.25.13 at 12:04 am }

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.

26 Kellie { 04.24.13 at 11:35 pm }

Rhonda have you been drinking the kool-aid?

27 kat irvine { 04.24.13 at 9:22 am }

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.

28 Angy Smith { 04.23.13 at 7:04 pm }

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

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