Pink Moon to Light Up the Sky Tonight
Step outside this evening to witness the season’s biggest and brightest full moon. Our familiar night-time light in the sky won’t actually be pink, though–the event gets its name from pink wildflowers (moss pink, or phlox) that start to bloom around this time of year. Other names given to the “Pink Moon” are the “Sprouting Grass Moon,” “Egg Moon,” and “Fish Moon.”
Instead of the color pink, you’ll see an extraordinary full moon, closer to what you’d picture when you think “Egg Moon.” It’ll be like an Easter egg in the sky, without all the decorations.
With clear skies tonight you should be able to see the moon as soon as it rises at 7:54 p.m., but it will be at its brightest at 11:08 p.m. when it is on the exact opposite side of the earth, making it appear its biggest. Us viewers in Southern California will have the best view of the Pink Moon, so don’t miss out.
Watch the video below for some more information about tonight’s lunar happenings.