Hey, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed my monthly series about the full moons. So far, we’ve covered The Wolf Moon (January), The Snow Moon (February), and the Worm Moon (March). Now it’s time for the fourth moon in our calendar year.
The April full moon is often referred to as the Pink Moon. This came about because it’s the month that heralds the appearance of “Moss Pink” or wild phlox, one of the first spring wildflowers. It has nothing to do with the color of the celestial body.
Other names include the Planters Moon and the Maple Sap Boiling Moon. This year’s Pink Moon is also known as a Supermoon.
- A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is full and particularly close to Earth in its elliptical orbit. According to NASA, the Supermoon will be visible over the course of April 26 and April 27.
- If April’s full moon falls before Easter, it’s also known as the Paschal Full Moon or the Egg Moon.
- Pagans believe the most mystical time at Stonehenge is when the full moon wanes, leaving the earth to be reunited with her lover the sun at dawn.
- This month’s full moon occurs on Monday, April 26. According to some, when the moon becomes full on this day of the week it’s considered lucky. (Maybe this will make up for last month’s “unlucky” full moon.)
One of the most common superstitions suggests that during the full moon more babies are born than on other nights. No scientific studies have proved that claim.
Do you know of any legends or superstitions about the full moons? Please share in the comments.