The “Pink Moon” of April will Rise Tomorrow
Its that time of year! The pink moon, April's full moon, will be rising on Friday April 19 at 7:12 a.m.
According to Space.com, The moon will appear larger than average because it will be three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth. Now remember, even though its called a "Pink Moon", it is not going to look pink. The moon is named pink after the color of wild ground phlox, one of the early spring flowers. Native Americans named the moons so they could keep track of their harvesting schedule. Instead it may appear to be an orange or a redish color.
Ironically April 19 is Good Friday and the start of the Passover celebrations for the Jewish!
Apparently, the moon rose over New York City, Newark and Atlantic City at about 6:50 p.m. on Thursday and will again at 8 p.m. on Friday. In Philly, we will be able to see the moon start rising in the eastern sky at 6:54 p.m. on Thursday and 8:05 p.m. on Friday.