Pink Moon: What is it, when and where can you see? | Science and technology news


The Skygazers could receive an Easter present this Good Friday because the annual pink moon of spring graces the night sky.

Despite its name, the April full moon, called the Germinating Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon in other cultures, actually has no apparent color change.

However, the term pink moon is a Native American reference to a wild flower that blooms early, which begins to appear in the US and Canada in early spring.

Like every full moon, it must be visible in all its glory, fully illuminated by the sun.

Royal Museums Greenwich says the full moon will peak shortly after noon at 12.12, although it is more visible after dark.

The pink moon is particularly significant because it is used to set the date of Easter, which is the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Evidence suggests that labor can be induced by the lunar cycle and the beginning of a full moon, which means that the new full moon could have an impact on the imminent actual birth.

The Duchess of Sussex leaves after a panel discussion convened by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women's Day
The Duchess of Sussex is due in April or May

The Duchess of Sussex, who said her baby should arrive in late April or early May, will count the days until she finds her son or daughter.

The suggestion is that the gravitational pull of a full moon affects the amniotic fluid in the same way it affects water in the sea and rivers, as well as influencing levels of the hormone melatonin.

It is said that maternity wards are busier during the full moon, although there are debates in the medical world about whether the Moon encourages women to go into labor.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to Prince George on July 22, 2013 – the day of the full moon.

Kate and William introducing baby George to the world in 2013
Kate and William introducing baby George to the world in 2013

She went into labor with Princess Charlotte two days before the full moon, but with Prince Louis the moon was only in the first quarter.

The next full moon is known as the Flower Moon, which takes place on May 18.


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