If you are a lover--or hater--of celestial events, you will want to mark down the date of the spring's first full moon, also known as "The Pink Moon", as it is set to rise over North America in just a few short weeks.
According to Time and Date, while the moon will not actually take on a pink color, it is named as such to mark the occasion of pink phlox wildflowers blooming in North America in the early spring.
"April has the Full Pink Moon, from the pink phlox wildflowers that bloom in North America in the early spring. The Native American names referred to the spring thaws and the return of growth, including Breaking Ice Moon and The Moon of the Red Grass Appearing," the Time and Date article notes.
An article on The Farmer's Almanac states that this 2023 lunar event will reach peak illumination on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 12:34 a.m. ET.
While we are still more than 10 days from the event, clouds are currently in the forecast for parts of Central Florida on the day of, according to a 14-day prediction on The Weather Network.
However, if you get any good photos or videos of the moon, be sure to tag us on socials @uncoveringflorida so we can reshare, and in the meantime if you want to learn more about The Pink Moon, this article by The Farmer's Almanac explains everything from the moon's name history to the best times to view it and the several full moons to follow.
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