The full moon of April will rise tonight (April 16), between Easter, Passover, Ramadan and spring festivals around the world.
In the United States, one traditional American name for this full moon is the Pink Moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanac and a NASA report. Red refers to the eastern United States herb moss pink, also called moss phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox.
The full red moon of April will reach its peak at 2:55 pm EDT (1855 GMT) and is also seen in America by other American names: the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon or the Fish. Moon. Although the peak is immediate, the moon is visible to the average observer for days before and after the peak itself.
Although you can capture the moon with the naked eye, you can see additional details (such as holes) through binoculars or a telescope. Our guides to the best telescopes and binoculars can help you find the best equipment for your needs.
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April has many meanings in different cultures. For example, it is known as Pesach or Pasaka Moon; Easter begins at sunset on Friday (April 15) and ends on April 23.
The month of April is especially important during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, meditation and fellowship, also during the full moon. Ramadan begins with the new moon of April on April 1 and ends on May 1.
Regarding Easter, this month is called the Paschal Moon and its full moon appearance is the day the Christian church calendar was established, according to NASA. Keep in mind, however, that there is a difference in the Easter holidays depending on the tradition you follow. Western Christianity celebrates on Sunday (April 17), and Eastern Christianity will have their Eastern Orthodox Easter on April 24th.
Hindus commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman with this full moon, like Hanuman Jayanti and Buddhists (mostly in Sri Lanka) worship Bak Poya, the event the Buddha visited. to Sri Lanka to resolve a dispute. It may have your own culture or tradition in other groups with the full month of April.
The position of the moon above the ecliptic often leads to comparisons with hotels in the evening or morning sky, so stay tuned to Space.com for future events to see what happens moon and nearby stars.
For example, on April 23, a half moon is visible between a collection of stars (Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter), on the south side in the early morning, according to NASA. Then you can watch the moon move between the stars for a few days after this time.
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