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Full Pink Moon 6 April, 7:21 a.m.

April 4, 2012
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Here’s another update from SMBAS Blog on that large, round, shining object which has frequently appeared in our nighttime sky this year (known to many as the moon).

April 6, 7:21 a.m. PDT — Full Pink Moon.  The grass pink, or wild ground phlox, is one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring. Other names for this month’s moon were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and — among coastal tribes — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn. This is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed two days later on Sunday, April 8. [Gallery: The Fantastic Full Moon]

The next significant full moon will occur on May 5 at 8:35 p.m. PDT. Keep an eye on this spot for additional breaking news on this unprecedented event.

This information comes to you courtesy of:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45911225/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-s-full-moons-got-their-strange-names/#.T16CDHlIXUx
But that’s way too long to type in, and besides, you don’t need to go there because SMBAS has done the work for you!
[Chuck Almdale]

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