The Pink Moon Of April

Pink Moon

Named after the changes in the environment, the Pink Moon of April is a time for getting a new start. This can mean that the weather will start to consistently be better and allow for observers to see more of the sky. Make sure to take some to see the Lyrids Meteor Shower which can be seen in the later half of the month. It is an average number of meteors, which can appear from anywhere but will be focused from the Lyra constellation.

Meaning Behind The Name

The name comes from pink flowers that bloom in the early spring, known as ground phlox. This month’s full moon has also been called the full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.


The April full moon might be a bit of a misnomer, but it still plays a pretty important role in the Christian tradition. The date on which the full pink moon appears has historically been used to determine when Easter will be observed. The holiday always falls on the Sunday following the first full moon that appears after the spring equinox. However, if the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter will be held the following Sunday.

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Make sure to check out our article about the Flower Moon of May

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