Pink Moon

April 24, 2013 @ CSMonitor

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The Earth’s shadow passes across the moon during a lunar eclipse above Cape Town, May 4, 2004, creating a warm salmon glow. Thursday’s lunar eclipse will be less complete than the 2004 eclipse, and won’t be visible at all in the Americas. The ‘pink full moon’ itself, the first full moon of April, will shine on everyone with clear skies.

April’s full moon is traditionally called the pink moon, a reference to pink phlox, one of the earliest flowers of spring.

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