Thursday, April 9, 2009

April's Full Pink Moon

Tonight is the full moon of April - a Pink Moon.

This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

(from Old Farmer's Almanac)

1 comment:

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, it was beautiful last night. I woke up around 3 am and thought for a moment it was morning. The moonlight flooded our bedroom with light.


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