If you are a fan or enthusiast of astronomy, and you enjoy appreciating the various events of celestial bodies that can be observed in the night sky, this information is important for you, since April welcomes us with the wonderful pink moon, which can be seen and appreciated in the first days of this month. In order not to miss this astronomical phenomenon, in this article we will tell you everything you need to know about it, so keep reading!
What is the pink moon for April?
April’s Pink Moon is the fourth moon in the annual lunar calendar, and though it may seem that its odd name alludes to the fact that Earth’s natural satellite might be visible in pink, the truth is that this name was not given to it.
In fact, this goes back to ancient times, to the Native Americans, who called it that way to refer to the flowering of a plant called “phlox»which was recognized as one of the first plants to germinate during this month at the beginning of spring.
When will the pink moon of April be appreciated?
according to us reports According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this month the moon will reach its full phase on Thursday, April 6 this year at 04:34 GMT (22:34 p.m. Mexico City time), at that time, Earth’s natural satellite will be 180 degrees opposite the sun.
Regarding this, keep in mind that although this is the exact moment when the phase of the full moon is reached, our natural satellite will be seen in full and in all its splendor for about 3 days on this date, that is, from Tuesday night until Friday morning.
How do you observe the pink moon in April?
As our readers know, this is an astronomical phenomenon that can be observed with the naked eye without the need for any kind of instrument, and in this way it is recommended to look for the bright full moon that rises in the east after sunset from Tuesday, April 4th until Friday, April 7th.
Keep in mind that this astronomical event is observable with the naked eye all night until dawn when you descend in the west, so we only recommend the following:
- Find a comfortable place away from light pollution.
- Prepare a sleeping bag or blanket and lie on your back.
- Look up, look up as much of the sky as you can and watch it, until your eyes adjust, this will happen after about 30 minutes.
- Finally, imagine the moon in all its splendor.
We hope you enjoy this amazing astronomical event, we wish you clear skies.
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