First, it was March’s blue moon (aka the second full moon in a month). Now it’s the Pink Moon, and we couldn’t feel more fortunate about our colorful lunar luck.
On April 29 at 8:58 p.m. EST, night sky viewers will get to witness this year’s Pink Moon. Unfortunately, it won’t be a pretty dusty-rose hue (unless we drink enough $5 Target rosé that things start to get a little blurry, of course). The name just means it’s the only full moon in April, and it’s called a Pink Moon because of the flower that usually blooms around the same time, which is called phlox. Other names for April’s full moon include the Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and Fish Moon.
The Pink Moon, which heralds the arrival of spring, signals a new awakening and a chance to shake off winter’s heavy darkness. Take a luxurious bubble bath, do that dance workout you’ve been dying to try or just clear some space in your closet. The possibilities are endless.
And don’t forget: Rose-tinted glasses never hurt anyone.