EARTH — After decent rainfall this year, foothill residents have been treated to a wild host of wild flowers decorating the mountains with bright splashes of yellow mustard, orange poppy, and purple-blue lupine.
Now, we’re being treated to what’s known as a pink full moon, and that designation doesn’t reflect the color of the moon in the sky, but makes a bow to the springtime proliferation of wildflowers including pink wild phlox.
The full moon overnight on Thursday/Friday, Apr. 21/22 is also known as the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon, and the fish moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. It’s also said to be the smallest moon view of the year, as the moon and earth are farthest from one another as the world turns tonight.