tech2 News StaffApr 11, 2017 17:32:50 IST
The full Moon in April is called the Pink Moon, not because of the colour of the Moon itself, but because of the pink phlox flower that blooms in April in the United States and Canada. The Moon is referred to by other names around the world, including the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon, according to a report by the BBC.
The April new Moon marks the beginning of new things, and is celebrated as many festivals around the world. For Christians, it marks Easter, and the Moon is the start of Passover for Jews, according to a report in Russia Today. For Hindus, the day is observed as the birthday of Lord Hanuman, although there are varying beliefs on the exact day Hanuman was born. Some believe that he was born a day before the Full Moon day, and some believe that he was born on the Full Moon day itself.
The Full Moon peaks on 11 April, but the Moon will appear almost full a day later as well. The exact time for the Moonrise and Moonset varies across the nation. Roughly the time of the Moon rise is between 5:30 and 6:30, so the Moon will be up in the sky pretty early in the evening. Time and Date Moonrise Calculator is a handy resource to figure out when exactly the Moon will be visible at your location.