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Pink Full Moon Fills Tonight’s Sierra Sky

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — After abundant rainfall this winter and spring, we’re being treated to a wild host of wildflowers decorating the mountains with bright splashes of yellow mustard, orange poppy, white popcorn, 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 rather references the springtime proliferation of wildflowers including pink wild phlox.

The full moon on Friday, April 19 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.

The full moon this time around is also connected to Easter. Read more here on The Farmer’s Alamanac site.

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