& # 39; Pink Moon & # 39; is ready to rise above Earth on Good Friday

A "pink moon" is ready to rise this Good Friday (April 19), illuminating the night sky.

The full moon is named after the pink flowers that appear at the same time of the year and indicate the beginning of spring.

The wild earth flox, better known as moss rose, is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring.

If time permits, in the UK you can see the pink moon around 8:05 p.m. in the morning, just for one night.

It will also be visible to people in the rest of Europe and North America.

However, the name is a bit misleading, since the moon will actually take a place with an orange hue, it will slowly turn yellow as it rises.

According to The almanac of the old farmerThousands of years ago, humanity tracked the seasons using lunar calendars, so the "pink moon" of April declared the beginning of spring.

The website adds that the full moon was given several names:

The native peoples once observed the seasons giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Time was not recorded using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar.

The full moon of April is called the full moon of pink, announcing the appearance of "moss pink" or the flox of wild earth, one of the flowers of spring.

Other names include the Sprouting of the Moon of the Grbad, the Moon of the Eggs and the Moon of the Fishes.

An ancient saying of folklore believed that "a full moon in April brings frost, if the full moon turns pale, it is expected to rain".

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray

Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English literature and history before studying for a master's degree in journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily does not write about topics such as mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the movies, which is her second home.

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