Don’t miss tonight’s spectacular pink moon and planets

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The Pink Moon, the second full moon of spring, is visible today and will remain so until Thursday. This April full moon, not actually pink but named after North America’s blooming creeping phlox, coincides with other visible celestial bodies like Mars, Saturn, and Mercury. Its peak will be around 23:30 hours tonight, according to the U.

S. Naval Observatory.

5 things you need to know

  • The Pink Moon will reach its peak visibility around 23:30 hours tonight.
  • It is best viewed in an open area just before moonrise; a moonrise calculator is available from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
  • Despite its name, the Pink Moon does not appear pink but is named after the pink creeping phlox that blooms in spring.
  • Other celestial bodies such as Mars, Saturn, and Mercury will also be visible next to the Pink Moon.
  • The full moon marks significant occasions such as the beginning of Passover, also known as the Passover Moon.

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