April’s full pink moon will rise this week

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Although it is called the “pink moon,” the full moon in April will not actually appear pink tonight. Nevertheless, it will still be a beautiful sight as the bright golden orb rises in the sky.

Those interested in observing the full moon can start looking Wednesday night, with the peak occurring at 12:34 a.m. ET early Thursday morning, CNN reported.

According to EarthSky, full moons are visible to both Northern and Southern hemisphere viewers up to 12 hours before and after their peak phase. As a result, the fullness of the moon will not look very different to the human eye the day before or after the peak.

To enjoy the best view of the pink moon, it is recommended to find a spot with minimal light pollution and a clear view of the sky.

Additionally, stargazers can also look out for Venus and Mars, which will be visible and relatively close to the moon in the night sky.

Written by staff