April full moon also known as the Pink Moon graced the skies across the globe on Good Friday night. Selenophiles took to social media sharing pictures and videos of the gorgeous looking moon shining in all its glory. Native Americans named it as Pink Moon after Wild Ground Phlox or Moss Phlox flowers, that are moss pink in colour and bloom during the spring season. The wildflowers cover the ground making it look like pink carpet. The next full moon will be called 'Flower Moon' which will put on a show on May 18. Pink Moon 2019: Know Date, Time And Everything About April's Full Moon on Good Friday.
Other names of the Pink Moon include Egg Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Growing Moon or Full Fish Moon. With the ongoing festive season, it is also referred to as Pink Easter Moon. April's full moon rose on Thursday night and become 100% full at 4:12 a.m. PDT on Friday. According to space.com, the Pink Moon India time is 04:42 pm IST. The full moon appeared larger than average as it is three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth.
Check out pictures of Pink Moon here:
— Andrew Sharpe (@SharpeImages_UK) April 19, 2019
— Add your name (@reylandborghini) April 19, 2019
Lol who needs Huawei p30 pro when you have canon powershot sx700 hs? #pinkmoon
char 😂 pic.twitter.com/1CsZAHC5gZ
— Leslie (@simplemeleslie) April 19, 2019
This is simply amazing
Snaps of the "Pink moon" this evening pic.twitter.com/FYiVxPBbSb
— απ¡s (@ArsEugeee) April 19, 2019
Up and pink
— 박지민 (@promindipity) April 19, 2019
However, in some areas, it didn't appear pink.
Not so pink #PinkMoon
ISO 200 pic.twitter.com/hcYwEWpMKo
— Luis (@luueessss) April 19, 2019
This is incredible!
Caught a couple of snaps of the full moon rising this evening. I think it’s called a pink moon or something like that.
Caught it just in time as it was rising behind some trees over Balmain East.
— Rami Mandow 🏳️🌈 (@CosmicRami) April 19, 2019
Watch the video below:
The April Pink Moon has significance in various cultures and traditions across countries. Christians consider it as the beginning of the Easter weekend, and this year also coincided with Good Friday. In the Hindu calendar, it coincided with Hanuman Jayanti, marking the birth of Lord Hanuman. For Jews, it marked the beginning of the seven-day Jewish tradition, Passover. In Sri Lanka, Buddhists term it as Bak Poya as it is believed that Gautam Buddha had visited the country after Enlightenment and settled the rivalry between two groups belonging to the Naga community during this time of the year.